The results of treatment of acute injuries of the upper thoracic spine with paralysis.

@article{Bohlman1985TheRO,
  title={The results of treatment of acute injuries of the upper thoracic spine with paralysis.},
  author={Henry H. Bohlman and Alvin A Freehafer and J Dejak},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1985},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={360-9}
}
We studied the cases of 218 patients who had had trauma to the upper region of the thoracic spine (first to tenth thoracic vertebra) that resulted in paralysis. Of these, 184 patients had a complete and thirty-four had an incomplete lesion of the spinal cord. Of the 184 patients who had a complete lesion of the spinal cord, none of the 149 patients who were followed for two to fifteen years recovered any significant neurological function, regardless of the type of operative or non-operative… CONTINUE READING
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