Prof. Wagih S El Masri FRCS Ed, MRCP

Keele University

WEM trained in the speciality of spinal injuries at Stoke Mandeville, Oxford, Guys Hospitals & the USA between 1971 and 1983 . To date he personally treated 10,000 patients with traumatic Spinal Injuries acute, subacute, rehabilitation phases as well as in the long term.

He is the author of the concept of “Physiological Instability of the Injured Spinal Cord ”and an advocate for the evidence based Active Physiological Conservative Management of the patient. He lectured worldwide in developed and developing countries, contributed to the literature with over 140 publications including the Prognostic Indicators of Neurological Recovery, the long term incidence of Post Traumatic Syringomyelia and the increased incidence of Bladder Cancer in SCI patients. He held the offices of President of the International Spinal Cord Society & Chairman of the British Association of Spinal Cord Injury Specialists.

He is founder member and Trustee of many charities.

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Neurological Recovery Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries

Mechanical damage to the spinal cord and the rationale of management of the secondary injury in the animal model will be discussed. I will demonstrate that this rationale cannot be extrapolated to humans and that neurological recovery following incomplete cord damage will occur irrespective of the radiological appearances on Xrays, CT and MRI scans provided the multi-system effects of cord damage are simultaneously adequately managed and complications are prevented. Full Text 2018 http://rdcu.be/HB4K

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