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It is estimated _______ new cases of spinal cord impairment occur in the U.S. annually.
This is a relateively low-incidence disability effecting a predominately young population and is associated with lengthy and costly care.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Spinal cord injuries are divided into
traumatic and non-traumatic classifications
These types of accidents are the most frequent cause of traumatic SCI
Motor vehicle (45.6%)
rank second at 19.6% most frequent cause for traumatic SCI
1/2 population who suffer traumatic SCI are
between 16-30 years old
Of traumatic SCI population
- 82% are males
- 18% are females
non-traumatic injries generally result from
a disease or pathologic influence
Examples of non-traumatic injury causes
- vertebral subluxationsecondary to rehumatoid arthritis
- infection sucah as syphilis and spinal neoplasm
It is estimated that non-traumatic etiologies accoun for ___ of all spinal cord injuries.
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