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Does the timing of surgery to treat traumatic spinal cord injury affect outcomes?

Performing surgery to take pressure off the spine after a traumatic injury soon after the event could prevent or reverse some of the secondary damage caused by swelling and decreased blood flow to the injured spine. However, strong evidence to support early spinal surgery is lacking, mainly because the available study data cannot be easily compared, as explained in a review of this controversial field published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publish…

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/mal…

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