Spinal cord injury medicine| Volume 88, ISSUE 3, SUPPLEMENT 1, S49-S54, March 2007

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. 1. Epidemiology and Classification


      Ho CH, Wuermser LA, Priebe MM, Chiodo AE, Scelza WM, Kirshblum SC. Spinal cord injury medicine. 1. Epidemiology and classification.
      This self-directed learning module reviews the demographics of traumatic and nontraumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs). It is part of the study guide on SCI medicine in the Self-Directed Physiatric Educational Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article specifically focuses on the changing demographics of traumatic SCI, the classification of SCI, the common causes of nontraumatic SCI, and the incidence and prevalence of myelomeningocele.

      Overall Article Objective

      To summarize the demographics and classification of traumatic and nontraumatic spinal cord injuries in adults and children.

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