Introduction of a New Physiotherapy Technique for Preventing Respiratory Complications in Acute Spinal Cord Injured Patients.
Keywords:Pneumonia, chest physiotherapy – SCI, respiratory complications-prevention mortality —SCI
This prospective study was carried out at Neurosurgery departments of Lahore General Hospital Lahore and Mayo
Hospital Lahore, Pakistan on 82 hospitalized patients of acute spinal cord injured. Purpose of this study was to
evaluate the effects of lateral rotation of the trunk on the development of respiratory complications and consequent reduction in mortality rate and role of third party in the management of spinal cord injured (SCI) patients. In this study, this technique was applied in group-A in which no patient died and no patient develop any respiratory complication in contrast to group-B and C. Therefore, results of this study, proved that it is a very effective technique in preventing respiratory complications and consequent mortality rate. Participation of third party is essential to achieve these results. It is recommended to use this new technique for the management of Acute spinal cord injured patients.
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