Spinal cord injury: a systematic review of current treatment options.

@article{Cadotte2011SpinalCI,
  title={Spinal cord injury: a systematic review of current treatment options.},
  author={D. W. Cadotte and Michael G. Fehlings},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 3},
  pages={732-41}
}
BACKGROUND Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event often resulting in permanent neurologic deficit. Research has revealed an understanding of mechanisms that occur after the primary injury and contribute to functional loss. By targeting these secondary mechanisms of injury, clinicians may be able to offer improved recovery after SCI. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES In this review, we highlight advances in the field of SCI by framing three questions: (1) What is the preclinical evidence for the… CONTINUE READING