Spinal cord trauma is potentially the most devastating consequence of injury to the spine. This well-established, practical guide provides a detailed overview from the scene of the accident to rehabilitation and discharge from hospital care. This latest edition has been substantially rewritten to include the most recent developments in practical management of patients with potential spine injury and risk-minimisation techniques. There is also a new chapter on spinal cord injury in developing countries.
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This fourth edition of an introductory text for all health care staff working with patients with spinal cord injury covers new developments in emergency care, particularly splintage, new surgical advances leading to enhanced independence and mobility, and contains a new chapter on managing spinal cord injuries in developing countries and updated material on the classification and neurological assessment of spinal cord injury. The book gives advice on patient management from the scene of the accident through initial stabilization, into the rehabilitation phase, and eventual return to home and community. Color photos and medical images illustrate surgical procedures and show patients completing everyday tasks with special equipment. Grundy is affiliated with the Spinal Treatment Center at Salisbury Hospital, UK. Swain is clinical director of the emergency department at Palmerston Hospital North, New Zealand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)From the Publisher:
Written by internationally famous experts
Updated to indicate how the implementation of research findings is relevant to a number of NHS policy initiatives
New foreword by Professor John Pattison
Includes new and revised chapters
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Book Description BMJ Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0727910493