Paraplegia after aortic aneurysm repair versus traumatic spinal cord injury: functional outcome, complications, and therapy intensity of inpatient rehabilitation.

@article{Yokoyama2006ParaplegiaAA,
  title={Paraplegia after aortic aneurysm repair versus traumatic spinal cord injury: functional outcome, complications, and therapy intensity of inpatient rehabilitation.},
  author={Osamu Yokoyama and Fujiko Sakuma and Ryousuke Itoh and Hironobu Sashika},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2006},
  volume={87 9},
  pages={1189-94}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes, complications, and therapy intensity of inpatient rehabilitation in patients with paraplegia caused by spinal cord injury associated with aortic aneurysm repair (SCI-AA) versus patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Case-controlled study. SETTING SCI unit in a rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS Seventeen patients with SCI-AA and 17 patients with traumatic SCI. INTERVENTION Standard rehabilitation therapy for SCI. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES… CONTINUE READING