Subacute spinal cord injury and electrophysiologic changes in the peripheral nervous system

Takeaway

  • Electrophysiologic changes in the peripheral nervous system below the injury site were observed in this cohort of individuals with subacute spinal cord injury (SCI).

Why this matters

  • These results highlight that severe subacute SCI can induce electrophysiologic changes in both the central and peripheral nervous system.

  • This should be factored in to the patient’s treatment, well-being, and rehabilitation strategy.