Prognostic factors in acute intervertebral disc herniation. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. (2020)

Olby NJ, da Costa RC, Levine JM, Stein V, CANSORT SCI. Prognostic factors in acute intervertebral disc herniation. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2020.

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Knowledge of the prognosis of acute spinal cord injury is critical to provide appropriate information for clients and make the best treatment choices. Acute intervertebral disc extrusions (IVDE) are a common cause of pain and paralysis in dogs with several types of IVDE occurring. Important prognostic considerations are recovery of ambulation, return of urinary and fecal continence, resolution of pain and, on the negative side, development of progressive myelomalacia. Initial injury severity affects prognosis as does type of IVDE, particularly when considering recovery of continence…

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