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ISCoS Text Book on Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries, 1/e
ISCoS Text Book on Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries by H S Chhabra



H S Chhabra









Lippincott Williams & Wilkins




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Key Features

  • Covers Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitation and management as a comprehensive guide containing information for all disciplines with additional information for doctors.
  • Address all the health professionals involved in management of Spinal Cord Injury.
  • Book will correspond to a global scenario as it will have editorial committee which comprises of representatives from all parts of the globe.
  • Text will help all disciplines to easily assimilate the knowledge involved in SCI management.
  • The topics will be covered in extra depth which will include recent advances, stem cell therapy and psycho-social management
  • It will cover some of the new topics not covered in others books like topics on Pre-hospital care, Assistive technology, Psychosocial Management, Management of tetraplegic hand, Special consideration issues specific to women & geriatrics to name a few.
  • The important contents will be highlighted in a box for easy learning.
  • Each chapter will provide scope of future learning to the reader.
  • Use of illustrations and figures to make text user friendly.


SCI needs management by a team comprising of doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, vocational counselor, psychologist, assistive technologist, orthotist and social worker. Since the available textbooks did not address the requirements of all disciplines, the need for the proposed textbook was reinforced.



No.  Chapters 
  I. Introduction
1 Spinal Cord Injury Management – Historical Perspective
2 Pathophysiology of Spinal Cord Injury
3 Demographic Profile of Spinal Cord Injury 
  II.Acute Management 
  IIa. Prehospital & Acute Care 
4 Pre-Hospital Care of Suspected Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
5 Clinical Assessment in Spinal Cord Injury 
6 Radiologic Imaging in Spinal Trauma
7 Acute Care in Spinal Cord Injury
  IIb.Management of Vertebral Fracture 
8 Principles of Management of Vertebral Fractures in Spinal Cord Injury
9 Classification of Upper Cervical Spine Fractures 
10 Management of Upper Cervical Spine Fractures 
11 Classification of Subaxial Cervical Spine Fractures
12 Management of  Subaxial  Cervical Spine Fractures
13 Classification of Thoracic and Lumbar Fractures
14 Management of Thoracic and Thoracolumbar fractures
15 Management of  Lumbar Fractures
16 Management of Sacral Fractures
17 Neglected Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries: Surgical Perspective
  IIc. Management of Pathological Vertebral Fractures  
18 Management of Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures
19 Fractures and Lesions of the Spine Due to Infection
20 Spinal Cord Injury Due to Tumour Induced Fractures and Lesions of the Spine
  IId. Management of Vertebral Fractures : Special Considerations 
21 Ankylosing Spinal Disorders
22 Spinal Cord Injury with Polytrauma
23 Paediatric Spinal Injuries: Surgical Perspective
24 Geriatric Spinal Cord Injuries: Surgical Perspective
  IIe. Management of Associated Injuries 
25 Management of Associated Injuries 
  III.  Multidisciplinary Management of Spinal Cord Injury
26 Predicting Outcome in  Spinal Cord Injury 
27 Team Based Care 
28 Management of Neurogenic Bowel 
29 Management of Neurogenic Bladder 
30 Respiratory  Management 
31 Cardiovascular Management
32 Nursing and Spinal Cord Injury 
33 Nutritional Management
34 Physiotherapy Management
35 Occupational Therapy Management
36 Orthotic Management 
37 Management of Tetraplegic Hand
38 Assistive Technology: an International
Approach to the Comprehensive
39 Sexuality and Fertility Management
40 Active Rehabilitation
41 Vocational Rehabilitation
42 Spinal Cord Injury Management – The Consumer Perspective
  IV. Psychosocial Management 
43 Psychosocial Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury for Individuals and Families
44 Family Caregiving and Spinal Cord Injury
45 Coping Effectively with Spinal Cord Injury
46 Role of Psychotropic Medications in Spinal Cord Injury
47 Peer Counseling: a Holistic Psychosocial Rehabilitation Approach
  V. Consequences and Complications of Spinal Cord Injury
48 Pressure Ulcer and other Dermatological Complications
49 Musculoskeletal Complications
50 Respiratory Complications
51 Cardiovascular Complications
52 Gastrointestinal Complications
53 Genitourinary Tract Complications
54 Autonomic Dysreflexia
55 Pain Following  Spinal Cord Injury
56 Spasticity following Spinal Cord Injury
  VI. Pre-discharge Planning & Follow-up 
57 Pre-discharge Planning
58 Community Inclusion 
59 Follow-up after  Spinal Cord Injury
60 Aging with Spinal Cord Injury 
61 Outcome Measurement in Spinal Cord Injury Research and Clinical Practice
  VII. Special considerations 
62 Neglected Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury 
63 Special Considerations for Rehabilitation of Paediatric Spinal Cord Injury
64 Geriatric Spinal Cord Injuries: Rehabilitation Perspective
65 Issues Specific to Women with Spinal Cord Injury
66 Challenges in Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injury in Less and Least Developed Countries 
67 Concomitant Diagnosis: Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury
68 Spinal Cord Injury in Complex Emergency Situations  
69 Empowerment, Legislation and Rights of Persons with Disability
  VIII. Translational Research
70 Spinal Cord Injury Research: Targets for Repair 
71 From Experimental Therapeutic to Valid Human Treatment: The Translational Science of Spinal Cord Injury
72 Cellular Transplantation for Human Spinal Cord Injury: An Overview
  IX. Prevention 
73 General Principles of Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury 
74 Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury due to Road Traffic Crashes 
75 Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury due to Falls
76 Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury due to Water Accidents
77 Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury due to Sports Activities
78 Prevention of Spinal Cord Injury due to Fall of Load from Height
79 Prevention of Violence and Spinal Cord Injury
80 Prevention of Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
  X. ISCoS Initiatives 
81 International Spinal Cord Injury Data Sets and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Common Data Elements Project
82 A global educational initiative of International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS)


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