Pre- and postoperative lower extremity motor power and ambulatory status of patients with spinal cord compression due to a metastatic spinal tumor.

@article{Park2013PreAP,
  title={Pre- and postoperative lower extremity motor power and ambulatory status of patients with spinal cord compression due to a metastatic spinal tumor.},
  author={Seok Soon Park and Sang Ryong Jeon},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 13},
  pages={E798-802}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of medical records. OBJECTIVE To describe pre- and postoperative ambulatory status and lower limb motor power, and compare characteristics of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) who were ambulatory at 48 hours postoperatively with those of patients with MSCC who were nonambulatory. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Preoperative motor power of the lower extremities is a predictor of postoperative ambulatory status in patients with MSCC… CONTINUE READING
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