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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1982;6(1):2.
Management of the Complications for the Spinal Cord Injuries -Autonomic Hyperreflexia, Orthostatic Hypotension, Thrombophlebitis-
In Young Sung, M.D., Hee Kyu Kwon, M.D., Soon Hwan Chung, M.D., , Chung Hie Oh, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College Of Medicine, Korea University
척수손상 환자의 합병증 관리
성인영, 권희규, 정순환, 오정희
고려대학교 의과대학 재활의학과

It is very important not only to evaluate and treat patients with spinal cord injuries, but to manage and prevent the complications which occur during recovery.

Complications common in patients with spinal cord injuries include urinary tract infection & stones, decubitus ulcers, orthostatic hypotension, autonomic hyperreflexia, contractures, heterotopic ossification, thrombophlebitis, rarely posttraumatic syringomyelia.

This paper offers to discuss the complications of autonomic hyperreflexia, orthostatic hypotension, thrombophlebitis, concerned with their incidence, pathophysiology, clinical findings, management and prevention according to each case which we have observed.

Key Words: Spinal cord injury, Complication, Thrombophlebitis, Autonomic hyperreflexia, Orthostatic hypotension
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