Acute and Long-Term Surgical Management of the Spinal Cord Injury Patient

  • Melissa BaldwinEmail author
  • Patricia Ayoung-Chee
  • H. Leon Pachter


Many injured patients require post-acute care and rehabilitative services as part of their recovery from trauma. These patients often have ongoing medical care needs that continue past the immediate period of stabilization and treatment. Since prolonged hospitalization and immobilization contribute to functional decline, early progression to the rehabilitation phase is key. Therefore, it is important to better understand the common procedures, including complications and sequela, experienced by recovering trauma patients.


Trauma Recovery Long-term sequelae Post-acute care Posttraumatic complications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa Baldwin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patricia Ayoung-Chee
    • 2
  • H. Leon Pachter
    • 3
  1. 1.General SurgeryNYU School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of SurgeryNYU School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryNYU School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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