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Spinal Cord Trauma

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Spine Cord Injury (SCI) is an important cause of morbidity in the young population worldwide. Knowing this reality, it is vital that every health professional (especially medical students, general practitioners, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and intensive care physicians) dominates the subject. The SCI application aims to aid in learning on this complex subject. The content was developed by a team of neurosurgeons that actuate in Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte - MG (Brazil) and are members of NEUROSURGERY BLOG. It is composed by physicians: Dr. Mauro Cruz Machado Borgo, Dr. José Lopes Filho, Dr. Lucas Alverne Freitas de Albuquerque, Dr. George Mendes, Dr. Julio Pereira, Dr. Marcello Sartori, Dr. Wilson Faglioni and Prof. Dr. Gervásio Teles Cardoso de Carvalho. The application has more than 20 schematic figures, main neurological scales, and updated surgical indications to facilitate learning. Subjects approached in the application:
1. Introduction to spinal cord trauma (SCT)
2. Clinical manifestations in SCT
3. Complementary exams in SCT
4. Fracture classifications in SCT
5. Initial treatment of the SCT patient
6. Fracture of the craniocervical region and the atlas (C1)
7. Axis fracture (C2)
8. Sub-axial cervical fracture (C3-C7)
9. Thoracic, thoracolumbar transition and lumbar fractures
10. Firearm injuries
11. Prognosis in SCT