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Case report: community rehabilitation for a patient with incomplete spinal cord lesion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16411618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a case report of Mr S, a 43-year-old man with a spinal cord lesion caused by tuberculosis resulting in incomplete paraplegia. He was discharged from hospital with significant residual disability. He received a major part of his rehabilitation in the community from an interdisciplinary neuro rehabilitation team with good results. Because Mr S was overweight, over 20 stones, the therapists had to use considerable creativity and imagination to facilitate his rehabilitation. Mr S's high level of motivation and courage was essential to the success achieved. The purpose of the case report is to demonstrate that a positive outcome can be achieved despite the many difficulties faced in the rehabilitation of an overweight patient with an incomplete spinal cord lesion in a community setting.
Huma Husain; Susie Kelleher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiotherapy research international : the journal for researchers and clinicians in physical therapy     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1358-2267     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiother Res Int     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-16     Completed Date:  2006-03-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612022     Medline TA:  Physiother Res Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Intensive Community Neurorehabilitation Team, Broad Green Centre, Croydon, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Community Health Services*
Great Britain
Obesity* / complications
Paraplegia / etiology,  rehabilitation*
Patient Care Planning
Patient Care Team*
Tuberculosis, Spinal / complications,  rehabilitation*

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