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Unable to move lower limbs after surgery for fracture, loss of sensation of urine and stool. Suggestion?

Hello Sir, My father got D12 Fracture by felling down from the building, and undergone the surgery and got cage fixation at the D12. After the surgery, he is unable to move lower limbs . He losted sensation of urine and tools passing. It is been mentioned that he is affected with Paraplegia ,and adviced to be on continuous physiotherapy . He is now taking a physiotherapy treatment. It is almost 1.6 yrs that he is suffering with. Could you please provide your valuable suggesion/advice to make him stand and walk?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that your father suffered spinal cord injury, resulting into paraplegia (paralysis of both legs). This happened because of bone fracture of spine due to the fall.

In your father's case, possibly, there was delay between the fall and surgery. If surgery is done early, we can expect some recovery of functions.

At this stage, any recovery would be slow and incomplete. Please continue with the physiotherapy.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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