Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injury: From Impact to Rehabilitation

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Charles H. Tator, Edward C. Benzel
Thieme, Jan 1, 2000 - Medical - 366 pages
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This second edition updates and expands on the original bestseller,
Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injuries, with completely new chapters on applied biomechanics, pediatric spinal cord injury, patient selection and timing of the surgery, NASCIS 3 and other spinal cord injury drug trials. In addition, the text reviews the management of spinal cord injured patients with sports injuries from epidemiology to return to play, and the nutritional assessment and management of spina cord-injured patients.

Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injuries, Second Edition provides significant value to the neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, urologists, rehab specialist and others caring for the victims of spinal cord injury.

This must-have text will teach the reader to:

  • Identify the most common spine fractures
  • Understand and evaluate today's state-of-the-art
    concepts regarding the management of spinal cord injury
  • Understand the appropriate surgical technique
  • Develop a multidisciplinary approach to the management
    of the spinal cord injured-patient

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An Historical Perspective
Cellular Ionic and Biomolecular Mechanisms of the Injury Process
The Application of Biomechanics to the Spine and Spinal Cord
Imaging of Spinal Cord Injury
Immobilization and Traction
Patient Selection and Timing of Surgical Intervention
Craniocervical Junction
Thoracic and Lumbar
Prevention and Treatment of Medical Complications
Urological Management of the Spinal Cord Injury Patient
Spinal Orthotics
Fundamentals Techniques and Expectations of the Rehabilitation Process
A Paradigm Shift
Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury 3 11
Past and Current Human Spinal Cord Injury Drug Trials

Lumbosacral and Sacropelvic Fixation
Penetrating Injuries
Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury
Nutrition Assessment and Management in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

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Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH 44195

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