Year: 1983 Source: Paraplegia, v.21, no.3, (June 1983), p.161-165 SIEC No: 19861498

From 1965-80, 125 women were treated at the Konstancin, Poland Rehabilitation Institute for paralysis caused by spinal trauma. Falls from heights, trees, ladders & horse-carts as well as suicidal jumps & road accidents accounted for most injuries. Results of treatment of spinal cord injuries in the upper thoracic segment were worse than in its lower part. Duration of treatment was longer in women than in similarly afflicted men, amounting on average to 17.4 weeks. (8 refs)