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Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries in the Thoracolumbar Region

C A Carlsson, L Pellettieri
DOI: 10.2340/1650197787197175


Forty patients with spinal cord injuries in the thoracolumbar region were studied. Clinical and experimental data support the conservative approach. In some patients acute stabilisation is needed and in a few patients operative decompression may be considered. Promising experimental non-invasive techniques to improve recovery are presented, but there are no convincing clinical results so far. The authors believe that regeneration will be the key area for future research.

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