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What is the major cause of spinal cord injuries to children?

What is the major cause of spinal cord injuries to children?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

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The major cause of spinal-cord injury, like it is in all age groups, is motor vehicle crashes. In teenagers, spinal-cord injury, the number-one cause is also motor vehicle crash, but in that particular population, we also see injuries related to spor... Show More

The major cause of spinal-cord injury, like it is in all age groups, is motor vehicle crashes. In teenagers, spinal-cord injury, the number-one cause is also motor vehicle crash, but in that particular population, we also see injuries related to sports activities. So, specifically things like football, hockey, diving accidents that occur to children and adolescents. In that particular group, unfortunately, we also see spinal cord injury that's occurred from violently acquired means, such as gunshot wounds or stab wounds.

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What is the major cause of spinal cord injuries to children?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

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The major cause of spinal-cord injury, like it is in all age groups, is motor vehicle crashes. In teenagers, spinal-cord injury, the number-one cause is also motor vehicle crash, but in that particular population, we also see injuries related to sports activities. So, specifically things like football, hockey, diving accidents that occur to children and adolescents. In that particular group, unfortunately, we also see spinal cord injury that's occurred from violently acquired means, such as gunshot wounds or stab wounds.

What is the major cause of spinal cord injuries to children?
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