New Model Predicts Patient's Chances Of Walking Again After Serious Spinal Cord Injury
Academic Journal
Main Category: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy
Also Included In: Back Pain; Neurology / Neuroscience
Article Date: 03 Mar 2011 - 16:00 PST

The combination of a person's age and the results of four neurological tests accurately predicts the chances of that person walking again after a serious spinal cord injury. The findings are reported in an Article Online First and in an upcoming Lancet, written by Dr Joost J van Middendorp, Spine Unit, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands, and colleagues.