A second traumatic spinal cord injury: Associated risk factors. Case report and review

J. A. Sliwa, Ai Chi Lim, E. J. Roth

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Abstract

Despite advances in acute care and long term management, traumatic spinal cord injury remains a devastating and disabling event. This report describes the case of a second traumatic spinal cord injury in a previously rehabilitated and functionally independent paraplegic. Factors potentially associated with the second spinal cord injury in this patient include wheelchair use, previous spinal fusion, alcohol use and sensation-seeking behavior. These factors, which are common to many spinal cord injured patients, could potentially be risk factors for a second traumatic spinal injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-291
Number of pages4
JournalParaplegia
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1992

Keywords

  • Behavior
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Second spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal fusion
  • Wheelchairs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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