Orthopaedic surgeons and spinal cord injury patients

By Nitin N. Bhatia, MD and Ranjan Gupta, MD

Immediate medical intervention is vital

Every 49 minutes, one American sustains and survives a spinal cord injury (SCI). Roughly 253,000 Americans are currently living with SCI, an injury which many consider devastating with limited chances and minimal hope for recovery. Accounts from recent movies such as Million Dollar Baby reaffirm this popularly held, dismal outlook for SCI patients.

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