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Spinal Cord Injuries

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• Motor vehicle accidents (44.5%) are the major cause of SCI in the United States. SUV are prone to flip over resulting in SCI.

• Falls (18.1%) are most common in persons aged 45 years or older.

• Violence (16.6%) is the most common cause of SCI in some urban settings in the United States, with a trend showing a slight decrease in violence as a cause of SCI.

• Sports injuries (12.7%) cause many cases of SCI. Diving is the sport in which SCI occurs most commonly.

Other causes of SCI include the following:

• Vascular disorders
• Tumors
• Infectious conditions
• Spondylosis
• Developmental disorders

Incidence of traumatic SCI in the United States is 30-60 cases per million population. Some sources cite 8 cases per 10,000 population/year. Figures on estimated prevalence vary from approximately 183,000 to 230,000 cases in the United States, the equivalent of 700-900 cases per million population.

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