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Kumar D, Srivastava MK, Gupta AK, Mishra S, Yadav G. Pattern of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in a Tertiary Rehabilitation Center of Northern India. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2018; 29 (3):72-76.
Introduction: Spinal cord injury (SCI) causes functional, economic, psychological and social disability. No national SCI registry is available in India to describe its mortality characteristics.
Objectives: To assess the epidemiological pattern and clinical profile of traumatic spinal cord injury and determine genderwise association with clinical profile.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Department of PM and R, King George\'s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India and 68 patients of traumatic spinal cord injury were enrolled. The sociodemographic information and clinical profile of the patients were collected with the help of a predesigned tool, and all relevant data was gathered accordingly.
Results: The most common age group affected in traumatic spinal cord injury is 15–30 years (39.7%). The majority (83.2%) of the study participants were males and fall from height (73.5%) was the most common cause of injury. Most of the patients (55.9%) were of ASIA grade A. Around 68.4% males and 100% females had fallen from a height as the most common cause of injury and this association was statistically significant (p = 0.03).
Conclusion: The study has revealed the epidemiology and clinical profile of traumatic spinal cord injury which will be beneficial in planning and executing strategies for preventing traumatic spinal cord injury.
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