Letters Spinal injury

NHS spinal units

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2511 (Published 18 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2511
  1. John Cowley, medically retired general practitioner
  1. iomlocum{at}yahoo.co.uk

    My experience of an NHS spinal unit mirrors closely that described by Sonksen and Hillier.1 I have a complete cord transection at mid-thoracic level and was treated conservatively, which meant 14 weeks in bed, being log rolled etc, and several complications from such recumbency.

    The rehabilitation staff, especially the physiotherapists, were vastly …

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