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Do acute SCI patients see better outcomes if undergoing surgery within 1st 4 hours?

Researches in Germany studied whether time of surgery impacted neurological outcomes for patients with acute spinal cord injury, according to Journal of Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. Specifically, they analyzed 51 spinal cord injury patients,...

Looking beyond the wheels

As Robert Thompkins climbed to the top of Green Valley Falls in September 2005, he had no idea that in a few short moments he would never walk again. He made the decision to jump off a cliff into the water below, never knowing how incredibly shallow it was. As he hit the rocks beneath the surface, he severed his spinal cord from the T12 to the L3 vertebrae. He was 25.

Bride-to-be perseveres to walk down aisle after spinal-cord injury

Just like any other bride, Alissa Boyle finds herself immersed in wedding plans leading up to her Sept. 7 exchange of vows with Nathan Grimes at Lisbon Trinity Friends Church. And just like most brides, Boyle...

Pharmacological Management of Hemodynamic Complications Following Spinal Cord Injury

The damage from primary and secondary insults of spinal cord injury can result in various hemodynamic alterations. It is important to understand the presentation and time course of these changes, in addition to...

Miracle Michael will walk again

DOCTORS feared Michael Wakeman would never walk again after he crashed a billy-cart into a car. The 13-year-old had completely dislocated his spine, compressing a disc and squashing the nerves supplying the muscles to his...