Title

A Positive Lhermitte Sign did not Necessarily Indicate a Poor Outcome in an Ambulatory Patient Recovering from C4/5 Fracture

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Date

2010

Program

Physical Therapy

Abstract

Lhermitte sign, a measure of spinal cord compression, was reported as a first sign heralding multiple sclerosis. It was not clear if a positive Lhermitte sign portends a poor outcome in a case of posttraumatic cervical spine fracture. Therefore, the purpose of this case report was to present the outcome of a recovering incomplete spinal cord injured (SCI) ambulatory patient who had a positive Lhermitte sign

DOI

10.2519/jospt.2010.40.1.A52