Current practice in the timing of surgical intervention in spinal cord injury.

@article{Fehlings2010CurrentPI,
  title={Current practice in the timing of surgical intervention in spinal cord injury.},
  author={Michael G. Fehlings and Doron Rabin and William Sears and D. W. Cadotte and Bizhan Aarabi},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 21 Suppl},
  pages={S166-73}
}
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review of the literature and prospective survey study. OBJECTIVE To characterize expert opinion regarding the timing of surgery for decompression of the injured spinal cord and critically summarize the evidence for early surgical intervention for acute spinal cord injury (SCI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The optimal timing of decompressive surgery for acute SCI is controversial, resulting in considerable variability in clinical practice. Moreover, the current opinion… CONTINUE READING

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