Epidemiological profile of incomplete and complete spinal cord injury in tertiary care hospital in Himalayan region of north India, Himachal Pradesh
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 4866-4873
AbstractSpinal Cord Injury (SCI) affects many facets of an individual's life. The physical, personal, financial and social impact of spinal cord injury is such that most patients are lost in follow-up or succumb to life-threatening complications associated with spinal cord injury. More than half of the survivors from injury cannot return back to normal life. Methodology: It was a cross-sectional analytical study conducted in a tertiary care hospital of Himachal Pradesh for duration of one year i.e. from 1st July 2016 through June 2017. All patients of Traumatic SCI were included in the study. Results: There were 274 patients who presented with TSCI and out of them 61 had complete and 213 had incomplete spinal injury with male predominance (201;73.3%). The most common cause for TSCI was fall in (178) 65% of the patients. Conclusion: SCI has a major effect not only on individual but also on family and society by psychological and economical manner. Prevention is possible by better upkeep and management of roads and other legislative measures.
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