SPINAL CORD INJURIES. Dr Anba Soopramanien Consultant in Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation Medicine Glenside Hospital for Neuro -Rehabilitation Visiting Fellow, Bournemouth University. TAKE HOME MESSAGES. Epidemiology: poor statistics
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Dr Anba Soopramanien
Consultant in Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation Medicine
Glenside Hospital for Neuro-Rehabilitation
Visiting Fellow, Bournemouth University.
20 per million in UK for trauma- estimate only
In addition: inflammatory, neoplasic vascular
Origin- incidence is unknown.
About 40,000 people live with SCI in UK
Most injuries affect young males, but age increasing.
Majority now: tetraplegia and incomplete.
Long-term indwelling urethral catheters …complications: infection or urethral Stricture.
Depends on severity of injury
management in acute stage
Do no harm
SF & FERTILITY