Civilian Gunshot Injuries of the Spinal Cord: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature

@article{Sidhu2013CivilianGI,
  title={Civilian Gunshot Injuries of the Spinal Cord: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature},
  author={Gursukhman D S Sidhu and Arvindera Ghag and Vanessa Prokuski and Alexander R. Vaccaro and Kristen E. Radcliff},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®},
  year={2013},
  volume={471},
  pages={3945-3955}
}
BackgroundThe principles that guide management of spinal cord injury (SCI) derive from injury resulting from blunt trauma, not gunshot wounds. Civilian gunshot-induced spinal cord injury (CGSWSCI) is a common, potentially serious cause of neurological deficit; there is disagreement about whether the same approaches used for SCI caused by blunt-force trauma should apply to gunshot-induced SCI.Questions/purposesWe reviewed the literature to answer the following questions regarding presentation… CONTINUE READING

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