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  • #16
    Can someone explain:

    1. T8 T9 Fracture paralysis
    2. T7-T10 transverse paralysis fracture

    May Many thanks in advance.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by BobDylanfan View Post
      Can someone explain:

      1. T8 T9 Fracture paralysis
      2. T7-T10 transverse paralysis fracture

      May Many thanks in advance.
      This is a little confusing. If your brother has a T8 & T9 fracture, it is likely that he has damage to the T7 or T8 part of the cord. For a T7-T10 fracture it is possible that damage could be done to the cord anywhere from T7-t12 in the cord. The paralysis depends upon the part of the cord damaged not on the fracture itself.


      A transverse fracture is just a description of how the vertebrae is actually broken and does not describe the degreee (if any) of paralysis.

      It would be helpful for us to know what level of injury (LOI) your brother's physician says he has current based on his actual ASIA exam. That will tell both a level of injury (basically, the lowest level with intact sensation and a motor score of 3 or better) and how complete it is (A, B, C, D, or E). For more on this, you can read this article by Dr. Young:

      http:///index.php?page=viewarticle&a...nalLevels.html

      For information on functional outcomes for various levels of SCI, you can look for the correct booklet on this page and download for free:

      http://www.pva.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8093

      (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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