Short Tilte:Motor recovery following spinal cord injury associated with cervical spondylosis: a collaborative study
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):96, 34, 12, 711-715
Discusses a multicenter study conducted within the National Model Spinal Cord Injury System program examining neurological deficits and recovery patterns following spinal cord injury (SCI). Specifically examines recovery of patients with SCI and cervical spondylosis without spinal fracture. Details methodology including: the use of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) standards for neurological and functional classification of SCI; upper extremity motor scores (UEMS); lower extremity motor scores (LEMS); and the ASIA motor score (AMS). Discusses findings. Results indicate that individuals with SCI associated with spondylosis can usually expect to double their original AMS score by 1 year after injury.