Owing to their frequency and possible consequences and considering the fact they frequently affect young people trauma tic lesions of the thoraco lumbar spine represent a special point of interest within the field of neurotraumatology traffic accidents are the commonest cause which accounts for. A patients health is also a factor in determining the level of independence achieved after an injury this includes body type existing medical conditions and other injuries that may have occurred at the time of the spinal cord injury patients with a thoracic spinal cord injury may be able to do the following. From an anatomical point of view we must note the severity of thoracic spinal cord lesions especially of the thoraco lumbar junction and of the lumbar region and be able to associate injuries ofthe conus medullaris and of the ca uda equina where there is a possibility of neurological recovery. The most limiting factor of a thoracic spinal cord injury is the inability to control bladder and bowel function but the patient is able to adapt to this quickly patients with thoracic spinal cord injuries will likely be paraplegic with the use of their arms chest and upper back these patients may breathe normally with limited endurance. Thoracic and lumbar spine and spinal cord injuries by phillip harris advances in neurotraumatology book 2 thanks for sharing you submitted the following rating and review well publish them on our site once weve reviewed them
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