Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Posted by GO Medical on

Did you know a person becomes paralyzed every 48 minutes?! 
Vehicles are involved 38% of the time and falls account for another 30%.
Males account for about 81% of new SCI cases!

Lengths of stay in the hospital acute care unit have declined to 11 days!
Lengths of stay in rehabilitation have declined to 35 days!

Although we have some wonderful clinicians and caregivers, in our opinion, that is just not long enough of rehab to acclimate.

 is honored to serve many with spinal cord injuries and is inspired to hear some of your stories but we'd rather see fewer new SCI cases.

We encourage all to be aware as it only takes a second to change a life!

AVERAGE YEARLY EXPENSES
(IN 2016 DOLLARS)
ESTIMATED LIFETIME COSTS BY AGE AT INJURY 
Severity of Injury First Year
Each Subsequent Year
25 Years Old
50 Years Old
High Tetraplegia (C1-C4) AIS ABC $1,079,412 $187,443 $4,789,384 $2,632,164
Low Tetraplegia (C5-C8) AIS ABC $779,969 $114,988 $3,499,423 $2,152,458
Paraplegia AIS ABC $526,066 $69,688 $2,341,988 $1,536,976
Motor Functional at Any Level AIS D $352,279 $42,789 $1,600,058 $1,129,365

 


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