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What two factors have been shown to predict motor recovery?
Age
Injury type
Is there a proven benefit to early surgical intervention?
No
Is there a proven benefit to decompressing stenosis not associated with fracture?
No
Which incomplete SCI syndrome has the best prognosis? Which has the worst prognosis?
Best: Brown-Sequard (ipsilateral motor/sensory loss, contralateral pain/temperature loss)
Worst: anterior column
Which posterior cord syndrome, what is required for successful post injury ambulation? Why?
Requires intact vision for ambulation because proprioception is absent
The presence of which sensory quality is a good prognostic factor after SCI?
Pinprick sensation