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How do spinal cord injuries to teenagers affect their physical development?

How do spinal cord injuries to teenagers affect their physical development?

Patricia Mucia, RN

Nurse Care Coordinator, Shriners Hospital for Children - Chicago

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They’re in a very rapid growth time, and so, again, at risk for scoliosis up until the time of puberty. And they tend to push the envelope, and developmentally try risky behaviors. And so, they may not adhere to a cath schedule, and maybe at mo... Show More

They’re in a very rapid growth time, and so, again, at risk for scoliosis up until the time of puberty. And they tend to push the envelope, and developmentally try risky behaviors. And so, they may not adhere to a cath schedule, and maybe at more risk for damaging their kidneys, or bladder because they’re not adhering to what they’ve been told.

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How do spinal cord injuries to teenagers affect their physical development?

Patricia Mucia, RN

Nurse Care Coordinator, Shriners Hospital for Children - Chicago

More Videos by Patricia Mucia
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They’re in a very rapid growth time, and so, again, at risk for scoliosis up until the time of puberty. And they tend to push the envelope, and developmentally try risky behaviors. And so, they may not adhere to a cath schedule, and maybe at more risk for damaging their kidneys, or bladder because they’re not adhering to what they’ve been told.

How do spinal cord injuries to teenagers affect their physical development?
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