Spinal cord injury in older adults

Philippines G. Cabahug, Albert Cruz Recio, Jeffrey B. Palmer, Jeffrey B. Palmer

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Abstract

The management of individuals living with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) presents with distinct challenges that necessitate the practitioner to have an understanding of the interaction of the complex changes following SCI with the physiology of aging. Advances in emergent, acute medical and rehabilitation management have contributed to improved survival and life expectancy rates of persons with SCI. However, a person with SCI is not exempt from medical conditions that may plague their able-bodied counterparts. It is important to recognize that these conditions may have atypical manifestations in the SCI population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Rehabilitation
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Bedside to Curbside
PublisherCRC Press
Pages483-503
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781482211238
ISBN (Print)9781482211221
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Cabahug, P. G., Recio, A. C., Palmer, J. B., & Palmer, J. B. (2017). Spinal cord injury in older adults. In Geriatric Rehabilitation: From Bedside to Curbside (pp. 483-503). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315373904