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What is meant by the terms “complete” and “incomplete” injuries?

Complete injuries result in total loss of sensation and function below the injury level. Incomplete injuries result in partial loss.

“Complete” does not necessarily mean the cord has been severed. Each of the above categories can occur in paraplegia and quadriplegia.

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