Motor and sensory recovery following incomplete tetraplegia.

  title={Motor and sensory recovery following incomplete tetraplegia.},
  author={Robert L. Waters and Rodney H. Adkins and Joy S Yakura and Ien H Sie},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={75 3},
Fifty individuals with incomplete tetraplegia due to trauma underwent serial prospective examinations to quantify motor and sensory recovery. None of 5 patients who were motor complete with the presence of sacral (S4-S5) sharp/dull touch sensation unilaterally recovered any lower extremity motor function. However, in 8 motor complete subjects having bilateral sacral sharp/dull sensation present, the mean lower extremity motor score increased to 12.1 +/- 7.8 at 1 year. In 3 of the 8 cases… CONTINUE READING