Controversies in Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Date: 3 December 2021 (Friday)
Time: 18.00 - 19.30 hr (SGT/UTC+8)
Chairperson: Cl Asst Prof Jai Rao Prashanth (NNI)
Opening Address: Adj Asst Prof Teo Li-Tserng (CRTS, TTSH)
Speakers: Adj Asst Prof Jacob Oh (TTSH), Dr ling Ji Min (NNI)
Moderator: Dr Eugene Yang (KTPH)
Acute traumatic spinal cord injury is a heterogeneous problem. Some patients may suffer from fracture and spinal instability, while some may not have any fracture or instability concern but suffer from ongoing cord compression due to degenerative pathologies. Other factors such as age,
comorbidities, and severity of spinal cord injury also influence patient’s overall outcome.
The nature of the pathology, as well as the lack of consensus in the techniques and clinical protocols of the spinal cord injury management have lead to many challenges. The roles of steroids, early surgical
intervention leading to better functional recovery, amongst many others, are still subject to debate.
In this interactive talk, we hope to share current evidence, provide updates and insights on directions ahead.