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The Truth About Spinal Cord Injuries

THE TRUTH ABOUT SPINAL INJURIES 12.5k new injuries each year ? Causes Туpes 30% 14% Act of Falls : leading cause after Violence Tetraplegia full body paralysis 45 years old 9% 38% Sport Paraplegia lower body paralysis Motor Vehicle Incidents 9% Other Most Affected Males Females 82% 18% 64% are non-Hispanic Whites USA Quick Facts 276k 2014 living with SCI in 2014 Average age at injury : 42 mny Average time in the Acute Care Unit HOSPITAL I : 11 days 4,860 people with SCI die 30% before reaching of SCI victims are rehospitalized 1+ times each year the hospital Cost High Tetraplegia Motor Functional at Any Level Low Tetraplegia Paraplegia Initial 1,064,716 769,351 518,904 347,484 Cost Each Subsequent 184,891 113,423 68,739 42,206 Year Long-term Effects & Recovery Paralysis Lowered life expectancy, Leading cause of death are pneumonia and septicemia After 10 years 27.9% 7.2% employed students Sources<emid=531 HLLADAH LAW FIRM

The Truth About Spinal Cord Injuries

shared by ladahlaw on Apr 30
Ladah Law Firm has created a new infographic detailing some of the most shocking and interesting statistics regarding spinal cord injuries and the road to recovery. Even a minor accident can have seri...


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