Mine blast injury of the spine and spinal cord: a case report
Keywords:mine blast injury, spinal cord injury, cervical spine injury
Many soldiers who were wounded during the war in Ukraine with Russia increased the number of cases of spinal injury.
As a result of the Russia-Ukraine war, the number of patients with spine and spinal cord injuries increased significantly.
According to the literature, gunshot wounds to the spine and spinal cord accounted for 0.26% of all soldier injuries during the American Civil War, with a mortality rate of 55%. According to the U.S. military data, spinal and spinal cord injuries accounted for 1.2% of war-related deaths during the Korean War, 1.0% - during the Vietnam War and the Gulf War, 6.0% - during the US invasion of Panama, 11.1% - during the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Disability related to spinal cord injuries (14.0%) is currently the leading cause of discharge from military service for U.S. soldiers who have been injured.
Patient M., 32 years old, male sustained mine blast injury. Immediately after the injury there was tetraplegia.
Surgery was performed to correct vertebrae С7–Тh1, decompression of the spinal cord at the level of vertebrae С7–Тh1. Sixteen days after surgery, the neurological deficit regressed to the Frankel C clinical group. The patient was transferred to rehabilitation treatment.
A clear, consistent, rapid algorithm of action in spinal cord injuries allowed to provide highly qualified care, which allowed to achieve significant results in the regression of neurological deficits in the postoperative period.
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