ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Comprehensive coverage of both acute and rehabilitation issues
- Contains both a neurosurgical and rehabilitative perspective
- Rich illustrations throughout
Spinal cord injuries typically strike young, previously healthy persons, and leaves the individual with a severe, life-lasting impairment affecting all organ systems. Without adequate management, the risk of severe morbidity and mortality is very high. In contrast state-of-the-art management makes it possible for most persons with SCI to lead long, fulfilling, and autonomous lives despite neurological impairment. This book covers all medical and surgical aspects of modern SCI management from the scene of the accident through rehabilitation to the life-long follow up.
Readership: Physicians (both surgeons and neurologists/PM & R specialists) medical students, paramedical professionals, PT:s, OT:s, nurses.
Anders Holtz, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, University of Uppsala, and Richard Levi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor Clinical Neuroscience and Head, Division of Neurorehabilitation, Karolinska Institute