Road Crash Major Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries in Nigeria


An Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Mustapha Alimi, on Tuesday says 70 per cent of traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCI) in Nigeria is due to road accidents. NIKE AIR PEGASUS 92-16

Alimi, also the Head, Spine Unit, National Orthopaedic Hospital igbobi, Lagos made the disclosure in Lagos, PM News is reporting. Sac à Dos Fjallraven Kanken The surgeon spoke in commemoration of this year’s ‘Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day’ marked every Sept. Cheap Nike Shoes Sale UK 5. air max noir NAN reports that Spinal Cord Injury Day is marked with the intention of increasing awareness among the public. Women Air Jordan 7 It is presumed that the awareness generated from the event will facilitate an inclusive life for persons with disability and ensure greater chances of success of prevention programmes. NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO ”We need to know this fact, that it is not always bad luck that causes spinal cord injuries. ”There has been substantial increase in the number of spinal cord patients, due to increasing urbanisation and use of road transportation; increasing rate of accidents on the road and increasing injuries at construction sites. NIKE AIR MAX 2017 HOMME ”In Nigeria, majority of spinal cord injury are traumatic of which more than 70 per cent are from road traffic and almost 20 per cent from industrial accidents, mostly at construction sites. ”Other causes include recreational accidents and acts of violence. While causes of non-traumatic spinal cord injuries include tumours and infections such as TB.” The surgeon said SCI and the resultant paralysis had devastating physical, mental, social, sexual and vocational consequences for the injured, adding that, it increased the economic burden on the victim and potentially, his or her entire support network. Alimi said that prevention assumed special significance in the case of SCI, due to the permanence of disability. ”The common saying is, ‘Prevention is better than cure’’, but in fact, where a spinal cord injury is concerned, prevention is cure. bestellen nike air max 2016 ”As per the statistics from USA, depending on the severity, SCI can cost an injured individual 334,000 dollars to 1 million dollars in the first year after injury. Aaron Murray UGA Jersey ”Costs in each subsequent year range from USD 41,000 to 178,000 USD. Cheap Nike Air Max 90

”In Nigeria, it is estimated to cost about seven to N10 million per annum.


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