A freak accidental injury to the spinal cord.

The patient is a 64-year old Indian man who was harvesting oil palm fruit. This fruit occurs in large bunches, 3-4 metres above ground level and is cut down with a very sharp sickle tied to the end of a long pole. The harvester stands on the ground level. The patient slipped and fell backwards landing on the knife which had come loose and had fallen to the… CONTINUE READING