Spinal Cord Injury by Anders Holtz

Spinal Cord Injury

byAnders Holtz, Richard Levi

Hardcover | July 21, 2010

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Spinal cord injuries typically strike young, previously healthy persons, and leaves the individual with a severe, life-lasting impairment affecting all organ systems. Without adequate management, the risk of severe morbidity and mortality is very high. In contrast state-of-the-art managementmakes it possible for most persons with SCI to lead long, fulfilling, and autonomous lives despite neurological impairment. This book covers all medical and surgical aspects of modern SCI management from the scene of the accident through rehabilitation to the life-long follow up.

About The Author

Anders Holtz, MD, PhD is a Specialist in Orthopedic surgery and Neurosurgery who has worked clinically and in applied SCI research more than 20 years at the Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Uppsala Uppsala, Sweden. Richard Levi, MD, PhD is Specialist in Neurology and PM and R who has worked clinically and in applied sc...
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Title:Spinal Cord InjuryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:July 21, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019537276X

ISBN - 13:9780195372762

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Table of Contents

1. History2. Epidemiology3. Spinal Cord Anatomy and Physiology4. Pathophysiology of Spinal Cord Injury5. Clinical Examination6. Management at the Scene of an Accident7. Management at the Hospital8. Diagnostic Methods9. Pharmacological Treatment10. Presentation of Chapters 10-15 "Injuries to the Spinal Column and Ligaments"11. Upper Cervical Spine Fractures and Ligament Injuries (C0-CII)12. Lower Cervical Spine Fractures and Ligament Injuries (CIII-CVII)13. Surgical Management of Injuries to the Cervical Spine14. Thoraco-lumbar Fractures and Ligament Injuries15. Conservative Treatment Following Injuries to the Spinal Column16. Children with Spinal Cord Injury17. Cervical Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Injuries in Athletes18. Penetrating Injuries19. Nontraumatic Myelopathies20. Psychosocial Factors21. Pain22. Musculoskeletal Problems23. Compression Neuropathies24. Circulatory and Respiratory Disorders25. Gastrointestinal Problems26. Urogenital Sequelae Including Sexual Dysfunction27. Pressure Ulcers28. Sleep Disturbances29. Women with Spinal Cord Injury30. Rehabilitative Neurosurgery31. Paramedical Rehabilitation32. The Aging Patient33. Long-term Follow-up after Spinal Cord Injury34. Research and Development within the Field of Spinal Cord InjuryIndex