Journal:Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):14, 25, 3, 505-517
Article reviews revisions made to the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI), the most widely used classification in the field of spinal cord injury medicine. Since its first publication in 1982, multiple revisions refining the recommended examination, scaling, and classification have taken place to improve communication, consistency, and clarity. The article presents a brief historical perspective on the development and changes over the years leading to the current ISNCSCI, describing the most recent updates in 2011 and 2013, as well as issues facing the ISNCSCI for the future.