General Types of Injuries

In order to appreciate the different kinds of injuries with their associated syndromes, investigators have tried to classify these injuries based on clinical findings. The Frankel grading method is widely accepted because of its ease of use and elimination of subjectivity. Patients are graded as (A) complete, (B) sensory only, (C) motor useless, (D) motor useful and (E) recovery. By this classification, a complete injury has no preservation of motor and/or sensory function in three or more segments below the level of the injury. According to the guidelines published in 1992 by the American Spinal Injury Association, in order for an injury to be incomplete, motor or sensory function or both needed to be present in the sacral segments of S4-S5 [11]. Otherwise, the patient was considered to have a complete injury.

The importance of these definitions lies in the fact that, in terms of prognosis, patients with incomplete injuries have a greater probability of experiencing some functional recovery, whereas those for complete injuries are very modest at best. In reports of large populations of patients with spinal cord injuries, more than half of these patients were classified as having incomplete injuries.

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