Paraplegic Rehabilitation in Asia A Thoracolumbar Injuries – Options and Recent Advances

Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Sep – Dec 2016 | Page 22-26 | Kalidutta Das, Ansari Md. Neshar

Authors : Kalidutta Das [1], Ansari Md. Neshar1 [1]

[1] Oyster and pearl hospital, Pune
[2] Jehangir Hospital, Pune
[3] SRM Medical College, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu 603203

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Rajesh Parasnis
Department of Spine Surgery, Oyster and pearl hospital, India.
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Traumatic paraplegic is a devastating injury due to spinal cord injury. Motor and sensory impairments along with bowel and bladder dysfunction causes activity limitation and causes severe impact on participation in life. The nature and severity of activity limitations and participation restrictions are dependent on the severity and site of the lesion as well as the person’s social roles and contextual Factors. The rehabilitation is crucial to prevent complications such as pressure ulcers, to improve functions and to assist with community integration and economic independence. Rehabilitation helps in attaining a reasonable degree of independence in performance of daily skill and reduction of disability. Interdisciplinary approach is optimum with the team being led by a physiatrist and involving patient and his family, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietician, psychologist, speech therapist, social worker and other specialist consultants.



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How to Cite this Article: Das K, Neshar A. Paraplegic Rehabilitation in Asia A Thoracolumbar Injuries – Options and Recent Advances. International Journal of Spine Sep-Dec 2016;1(2): 39-43.

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