Role of Self Help in traumatic dorsolumber spinal cord injury: A case report

ANK Sharma, A Gohiya, S Gaur


Introduction: Post traumatic dorsolumbar fractures with spinal cord injuries are always considered a challenging task for any orthopaedician. The degree of functional impairment and health related quality of life (HRQL) depend upon level and completeness of lesion. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation are the keys to make the patient return back to pre-injury status

Case Report: Two patients of Dorsolumber spinal injury with almost similar lesion were operated on same day with contrasting outcome.

Conclusion: Role of physiotherapy and rehabilitation cannot be ignored, but a very important aspect of success was self-help.


Paraplegia, Spinal Injury, Physiotherapy

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