Sensorimotor Changes After Partial And Complete Injury

Acute surgical and neuromedical interventions are based upon the quest to diminish or reverse sensorimotor impairments. The natural history and causes of early and late changes associated with movement give clinicians some of the data trends that aid discussions about impairments and disabilities with patients and the rehabili

Table 10-8. Change in Completeness of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury During Inpatient Rehabilitation

Frankel Grade

% At Onset

% Improved

% No Change

% Worsened

% At Discharge

A

52

10

90

47

B

13

45

50

4

9

C

13

56

41

3

9

D

22

7

91

2

32

E

2

Source: Adapted from Model Systems Data in Stover, 1986.5

Source: Adapted from Model Systems Data in Stover, 1986.5

tation team. The following description of changes in completeness of the injury and in motor scores also offers insight into the design and statistical power requirements of interventional clinical research.

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