26 year old male with spinal cord injury
History: 26 year old male presented to the trauma center following a motor vehicle collision.
Exam: Awake and alert, intubated
Sensation is intact to T4 dermatome
Motor strength is 0/5 in all extremities
The patient is taken to the operating room for emergent decompression and fusion, with a planned second stage posterior approach to be performed later.
Postoperatively he remained intubated and had bicep movement graded at 2/5 on the left and 3/5 on the right.
Preop and postop CT images of the spine are shown. A follow up head CT was performed to check the status of a small parietal contusion.
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