SCI Info

Jared fractured his C6 and compressed his spinal column to about 90% at the moment of the impact of hitting the ground and is considered a “functioning quadriplegic” or “incomplete quadriplegic”

Here are some useful links for those of you who want to know more.  We’ll be adding more links as we get them and hope this could be of help to families in a similar situation.

Asterias Biotherapeutics Clinical Trial information

Shepherd Center Enrollment information regarding the trial Jared is in

The Shepherd Center – Atlanta Georgia where Jared will be in rehab

Spinal Injury 101

Critical Care Med Flight useful info on critical transportation

Spinal Cord Injury Peer support website

C6 Tetraplegia more info from medscape.com

Spinal Hub C6 injury more info

Journey Forward dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered spinal injuries

What are the types of SCI?

SCI can be divided into two main types of injury:

  • Complete injury. Complete injury means that there is no function below the level of the injury–either sensation and movement–and both sides of the body are equally affected. Complete injuries can occur at any level of the spinal cord.

  • Incomplete injury. Incomplete injury means that there is some function below the level of the injury–movement in one limb more than the other, feeling in parts of the body, or more function on one side of the body than the other. Incomplete injuries can occur at any level of the spinal cord

 

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