Journal of Spine

ISSN: 2165-7939

Open Access

Paul Hacein

Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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    Early Locomotor Training in Post-Surgical Tetraplegic Canines with Cervical Intervertebral Disc Disease
    Author(s): Paul Hacein*

    Locomotors training, also known as LT, is a form of task-specific, repetitive training that includes intense exercises that help neuromuscular reorganization and sensorimotor stimulation. The purpose of this study was to determine whether LT could be safely started in tetraplegic C1–C5 IVDD—Hansen type I dogs within three to fifteen days of surgery. This prospective, blinded clinical study included 114 grade 1 (MFS/OFS) dogs from two rehabilitation centers in Portugal. The dogs were divided into the SHG (spinal hyperesthesia group) (n=74) and the NSHG (non-spinal hyperesthesia group) (n=40) based on the presence of spinal hyperesthesia. Three observers evaluated the dogs at each time point for two weeks using a neuro rehabilitation checklist to see if there was an inter-agreement Within 15 days, LT was safely applied to 62.3% of OFS 11 and 32.4 % of.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2165-7939.2022.11.560

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