The long-term outcome after central cord syndrome: a study of the natural history.

@article{Newey2000TheLO,
  title={The long-term outcome after central cord syndrome: a study of the natural history.},
  author={Mareka Newey and Pradeep Sen and Robert David Fraser},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2000},
  volume={82 6},
  pages={
          851-5
        }
}
We studied 32 patients with central cord syndrome who were managed conservatively. Six were under 50 years of age (group 1), 16 between 50 and 70 years (group 2) and ten over 70 years (group 3). At the time of discharge all patients in group 1 could walk independently and had good bladder control compared with 11 (69%) and 14 (88%) in group 2 and four (40%) and two (20%) in group 3, respectively. At follow-up after a mean of 8.6 years (4 to 15), ten patients had died leaving 22 in the study… CONTINUE READING

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