Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tag: Paraplegia

When SCI Isn’t an Accident

It's 2:00 A.M. on a Saturday morning when police spot the limp body of a man lying in a park in downtown Seattle. Initially...

Associations & Orgs

American Paraplegia Society Dedicated to improving the quality of medical care delivered to persons with SCI. Promotes research and the review of scientific findings. American Spinal...

Spinal Cord Injury Facts & Statistics

Think you know the facts about spinal cord injuries?  Here is some information that may surprise you. Who Do Spinal Cord Injuries Affect in...

Average yearly expenses?

Average Yearly Expenses Severity of Injury First Year Each Subsequent Year High Quad(C1-C4) $572,178 $102,491 Low Quad(C5-C8) $369,488 $41,983 Paraplegia $209,074 $21,274 Incomplete any Level $168,627 $11,817 These figures do not include any indirect costs such as losses in...

First-ever guidelines for spinal cord injuries.

How spinal cord injuries (SCI) are managed--especially in the critical early stages--has a profound effect on a patient's outcome. The publication of the first...

Laserpuncture is a New Treatment for SCI?

LASERPUNCTURE FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY Laurance Johnston, Ph.D. Laserpuncture is generating much attention in France and other parts of Europe as an alternative medicine treatment...

Life Satisfaction Among Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries

Every year, approximately 10,000 persons in the United States, typically young adults (New Mobility, 1996), seriously injure their spinal cords and become permanently paralyzed....

Exacerbating cervical spine injury by applying a hard collar.

Neck immobilisation is vital in patients with suspected Cervical spine injuries and generally involves applying a hard cervical collar--usually by ambulance crew, nurses, or...

Sexual problems of disabled patients

ABC of sexual health Almost 4% of the UK population have some form of physical, sensory, or intellectual Impairment--almost 2.5 million people. Many of these...

A Comparison Between People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe traumatic Disability that occurs suddenly and affects both sensory and Motor functions. According to the National Spinal...