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It’s never been easy to make an accurate prediction about a person’s recovery from a spinal cord injury. Two people can come into the emergency room with exactly the same symptoms.; a year later one of them is walking, the other is using a wheelchair.
Now, though, a new model based on motor function at admission and early imaging studies – all within three days of injury -- may allow clinicians to better identify likely outcomes at one year. This will help the people with recent injuries, of course, and their families. It will also guide decision-making for picking the best candidates for clinical trials, for therapies that may emerge, and for longer term lifestyle and caregiving issues. Read More