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Hyperextension injury of the cervical spine with central cord syndrome.

Authors
  • Thompson, Crispin1
  • Gonsalves, José Filipe
  • Welsh, David
  • 1 Division of Neurosurgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, H53 Old Main Building, Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7295, South Africa, [email protected] , (South Africa)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Spine Journal
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
24
Issue
1
Pages
195–202
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-014-3432-6
PMID: 25077941
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Groote Schuur Hospital patient population differs from the international norm, particularly with respect to age and mechanism of injury. The ASIA motor score and cervical spine canal diameter proved to be useful predictors of outcome. Within our patient group, timing of surgery did not appear to influence the outcome.

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