Surgical Considerations to Improve Recovery in Acute Spinal Cord Injury.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) can be a devastating and costly event for individuals, their families, and the health system as a whole. Prognosis is heavily dependent on the physical extent of the injury and the severity of neurological dysfunction. If not treated urgently, individuals can suffer exacerbated secondary injury cascades that may increase tissue injury and limit recovery. Initial recognition and rapid treatment of acute SCI are vital to limiting secondary injury, reducing morbidity, and providing the best chance of functional recovery. This article aims to review the pathophysiology of SCI and the most up-to-date management of the acute traumatic SCI, specifically examining the modern approaches to surgical treatments along with the ethical limitations of research in this field.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tabarestani, TQ; Lewis, NE; Kelly-Hedrick, M; Zhang, N; Cellini, BR; Marrotte, EJ; Williamson, T; Wang, H; Laskowitz, DT; Faw, TD; Abd-El-Barr, MM

Published Date

  • September 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 689 - 702

PubMed ID

  • 36203295

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9537855

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2586-6583

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.14245/ns.2244616.308


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Korea (South)