What are partial spinal cord injuries?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Injuries to the spinal cord that leave a person with some sensations or movement below the level of the injury are referred to as partial. These types of injuries may also be referred to as incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury is one in which there is no sensation or ability to move below the level of the injury site.

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