Paralyzed In The Lower Part Of The Body After A Fracture Surgery, Is There Anything To Do With Nerves?
Hello. Sorry ,, I want to ask. There was a case of a car accident that hit a road shade tree. The driver is a man in his fifties. When I was taken to the hospital, he fainted. Continue not long until the emergency room, the doctor immediately brought the patient to have a broken bone surgery. After surgery, the man suffered paralysis in the lower part of his body (from the waist to the foot). This, is there anything to do with nerves too?
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The paralysis of the lower waistline is also called paraplegia. Post trauma / accident paraplegia is usually caused by an injury to the spine which also interferes with the supply of the spine. The innervation of the spine has the function of conveying electrical signals from the brain to the lower part of the body and delivering electrical signals from the lower parts of the body to the brain. If there is interference with the supply of the spinal cord (for example, the spinal cord breaks), the delivery of this electrical signal can be disrupted. The most common cause of paraplegia is trauma / injury / accident (can be a motor vehicle accident, falling from a height, sports injury, physical torture, etc.), other causes that are less frequent are the side effects of surgery or certain medical actions, infections, tumors, autoimmune diseases, etc.
If you or your family or acquaintances experience paraplegia after an accident, you should immediately consult the patient's condition with a neurologist so that further evaluation of the spine and the innervation of the spine can be done. The possibility of recovery is very dependent on how severe the nerve damage that occurs, can be temporary, but can also be permanent.
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