Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: An Overview of Pathophysiology, …
Mar 22, 2019 · An Overview of Primary Injury. SCI commonly results from a sudden, traumatic impact on the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The initial mechanical forces delivered to the spinal cord at the time of injury is known as primary injury where “displaced bone fragments, disc materials, and/or ligaments bruise or tear into the spinal cord tissue” (7–9).
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