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how can you apply cpr in patient with spinal cord injury

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
16 years experience Anesthesiology
The same as others: Always perform CPR in a patient until you know exactly what the injury is. Spinal cord injury in the thoracic and lumbar spine is compatible with life ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
The same as with a : Patient without such an injury except one has to keep the area of injury that may be unstable, protected. As CPR is done with a patient lying on back ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Environmentally: Good question. Patients with spinal cord injury (particularly higher level, more complete injuries) are 'poikilothermic' meaning that their environmen ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on level: This really depends on the level of spinal cord injury & it's completeness with levels above t6 being the level that affects these patients the most a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Very: It can lead to paralysis. It needs to be managed by an expert in an appropriate setting.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Very : All spinal cord injuries that are acute are considered serious and must be carefully assessed not only in terms of the spinal cord injury itself but a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal cord injury: Is an injury to the actual cord of portions of neurons that extend from the base of your brain down the spinal canal and send the nerves to the rest o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No but lots to do!: A spinal cord injury cannot be cured but a good rehabilitation program can manage symptoms and help the person return to the most active lifestyle pos ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Numbness, paralysis: Spinal cord injury affects the function of things below the site of the injury. There is a direct relationship between the spot on the cord damaged a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
15 years experience Neurology
See answer below: Wheelchair transfers refer to transfers that a person with a spinal cord injury who is using a wheelchair must perform when going from the wheelchair ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
41 years experience Radiology
See webpage: https://www.google.com/search?q=definition+of+spinal+cord+injury&oq=definition+of+spinal+cord&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.9326j0j7&sourceid=chr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ask physician: The level of injury is determined during physical examination. There are some nuances to it but generally speaking the level is at the part of the bo ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Variable: It can range from simple tingling to complete numbness and weakness as well as loss of bowel and bladder function. Basically you cannot move that part ... Read More
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