General advice

Early involvement of a physiotherapist and occupational therapist will ensure optimal rehabilitation and remobilization. Discharge plans should be made as early as a realistic estimate of likely final function is possible. Bear in mind the risk of deep venous thrombosis and pressure sores in those patients who remain paraplegic.

The prognosis for cancer patients who develop spinal cord compression is poor—8-9 months for those who are ambulant after treatment and only one month for those who are not.

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