Neurological recovery after conservative treatment of cervical cord injuries.

  title={Neurological recovery after conservative treatment of cervical cord injuries.},
  author={Shigeru Katoh and Wagih S. El Masry},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={76 2},
We reviewed a series of 53 patients with closed traumatic complete injuries of the cervical spinal cord. They were admitted within two days to a spinal injuries centre, treated conservatively by six weeks of bedrest and skull traction, then mobilised in a neck support for six weeks. Eight patients had temporary neurological deterioration, four spontaneously and four after cervical manipulation; seven of these recovered to the initial neurological level without surgery. Of 40 patients followed… CONTINUE READING
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