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Urine and Stool problem after backbone operation. What steps should be taken to rehabilitate ?

My Nephew has backbone injury due to accident on 7th dec 2010. Diagnosis: Burst Fx. L1 + Fx. T12, Procedure: Laminectomy L1 + TPSF T11-12-L2 + BG, Operative Findings:1- Burst Fx. L1 compressing canal. 2- Fx. T12. Traumatic Dura Tear. Operated on 12-12-2010 After operation his stool and urinary system does not work. No sensation during stool and urine. What steps should be taken to rehabilitate my nephew.
Asked On : Sat, 25 Dec 2010
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hello welcome to healthcaremagic, your nephew has had spinal cord injury so he has double incontinence that is he is not able to appreciate the sensation but if he is able to walk then the autonomic nerve system is affected. we should treat him conservatively with injections and tablets to improve his spinal nerves and intermittent catheterisation can be tried. so he has to meet a neurologist so that nerve conduction study can be done and the severity of nerve damage can be assessed and treated accordingly.
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