Chapter 8. Controversies in the Management of Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

  1. Arun Paul Amar MD.
  1. Paul G. Matz and
  2. Mark N. Hadley

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753163.ch8

Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury: Controversies and Consensus

Surgical Management of Spinal Cord Injury: Controversies and Consensus

How to Cite

Matz, P. G. and Hadley, M. N. (2007) Controversies in the Management of Cervical 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.ch8

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:

  • cervical spinal cord injury;
  • neurosurgeons;
  • optimization;
  • computed tomography;
  • radiographs

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Fracture patterns associated with cervical SCI

  • Evaluation and “clearance” of the cervical spine

  • The role of early MRI after cervical SCI

  • Timing and method of reduction after cervical SCI

  • Medical management of acute SCI patients

  • Conclusions