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HPI - 33F presents 4 months after an MVA where she suffered a thoracic spine fracture-dislocation. NO neurologic deficit.
The patient stayed in a poor small city hospital for 4 months waiting to be transferred to a spine center. She came to our institution walking, with no neuro deficits.
How would you treat this patient?
HPI - Fall from a height of 30 feet. Complained of immediate loss of all sensation below waist, severe pain in the back and no movement in both lower limbs.
Transferred from another hospital, 20 hours after injury.
Surgery performed 40 hours after injury
Would you consider stem cell treatment for this patient`s neurological recovery?