More than 50% of patients diagnosed with acute, traumatic spinal cord injury will experience at least 1 complication during their hospitalization. Age, severity of neurological injury, concurrent traumatic brain injury, comorbid illness, and mechanism of injury are all associated with increasing risk of complication. More than 75% of complications will occur within 2 weeks of injury. The complications associated with SCI carry a significant risk of morbidity and mortality; their early identification and management is critical in the care of the SCI patient.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Neurosurgery clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
- Spinal cord injury
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology