In a previous poll as many as 25% of people responding indicated that they recovered some function 3 or more years after injury. That poll, however, did not segregate people into complete or incomplete injuries. Given all the statements in the press indicating that nobody has recovered function after a "complete" spinal cord injury, it would be very interested to know how many people who were complete, ASIA A, B, C at 24 hours after injury recovered some function 3 or more years after injury. For the purposes of the poll,
• "complete" means a person who had no voluntary movement or sensation more than 2 segments below the injury site at 24 hours after injury.
• ASIA A means a person who had no voluntary movement or sensation at the lowest sacral level, i.e. anal sphincter contraction or sensation.
• ASIA B means a person who had no voluntary movement at the lowest sacral level but has some sensation more than two segments below the injury site, including the anal sensation.
• ASIA C means a person who has some voluntary movement and sensation more than two segments below the injury site, including the anal sphincter.