Surg Neurol Int
Exoskeleton; Neuromodulation; Spinal cord injury; Spine; Stem cells; Trauma
Background: Spinal cord injury (SCI) carries debilitating lifelong consequences and, therefore, requires careful review of different treatment strategies.
Methods: An extensive review of the English literature (PubMed 1990 and 2019) was performed regarding recent advances in the treatment of SCI; this included 46 articles written over 28 years.
Results: Results of this search were divided into five major modalities; neuroprotective and neuroregenerative pharmaceuticals, neuromodulation, stem cell-based therapies, and various external prosthetic devices. Lately, therapeutic strategies were mainly focused on two major areas: neuroregeneration and neuroprotection.
Conclusion: Despite recent advancements, more clinical trials on a larger scale and further research are needed to provide better treatment modalities of this devastating neurological disease.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Shah, Manan; Peterson, Catherine; Yilmaz, Emre; Halalmeh, Dia Radi; and Moisi, Marc, "Current advancements in the management of spinal cord injury: A comprehensive review of literature." (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 2711.