An update on the early management of traumatic paraplegia (nonoperative and operative management).

@article{Donovan1984AnUO,
  title={An update on the early management of traumatic paraplegia (nonoperative and operative management).},
  author={William H. Donovan and Anthony P Dwyer},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1984},
  volume={189},
  pages={12-21}
}
Both the spinal cord physician and the spinal surgeon must be fully cognizant of the alterations of functions in multiple systems of the body caused by a spinal cord injury. Complications can easily arise, particularly within the respiratory, urinary, and integumentary systems. Most are preventable if the medical and nursing staff are sufficiently knowledgeable to anticipate them and if the necessary equipment and facilities are available. Regionalization of care with early referral to a spinal… CONTINUE READING