Examples of SCI in a sentence
The analy-sis of the gait changes following SCI demonstrated that all sagittal joint kinematics parameters were significantly affected by spinal contusion (P < 0.05), with the exceptions of minimum knee angle during the stance phase (P = 0.629) and hip angle at IC (P = 0.325).
While there is a wide range of insults that can impart SCI clinically, the vast majority of spinal injuries are characterized by severe spinal cord contusion rather than transection, even when there are massive vertebral injuries.
Despite major progress in pharmacological, surgical and reha-bilitative approaches, SCI still induces devastating damage leading to irreversible loss of voluntary motor control and sensory func-tion .
It promotes axonal regeneration, is neuron and glial-protective and improves locomotor function after exper-imental SCI [11–15].
Currently, intravenous methylprednisolone sodium succinate (MPSS) is the therapeutic mainstay following acute SCI.