Chapter 11. Management of Penetrating Spinal Cord Injury

  1. Arun Paul Amar MD.
  1. K. Anthony Kim,
  2. Arun Paul Amar and
  3. Michael L. Levy

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753163.ch11

Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury: Controversies and Consensus

Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury: Controversies and Consensus

How to Cite

Kim, K. A., Amar, A. P. and Levy, M. L. (2007) Management of Penetrating Spinal Cord Injury, in Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury: Controversies and Consensus (ed A. P. Amar), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753163.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122061

Online ISBN: 9780470753163

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Keywords:

  • spinal cord injury;
  • homicides;
  • kinetic energy;
  • biochemical alterations;
  • surgeons

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: penetrating spinal cord injury is here to stay

  • Biomechanical principles behind traumatic spinal cord injury:

  • Prudence of non-surgical intervention post-penetrating injury to the spinal cord

  • Role of surgical intervention post-penetrating SCI

  • Timing of surgical intervention

  • Medical management of penetrating SCI

  • Conclusions