Stabbing is an act of violence that can result in paralysis. Survivors who are stabbed are often in their teens and twenties, and about 80 percent are men.
Why Stabbing Results in Paralysis
When a victim is stabbed in the area of the spinal cord, the spinal cord can be severed, sheared, torn, or otherwise damaged. This will result in a loss of function below the point of injury. The extent of the injury, as well as where the injury occurred, will determine whether the injury is complete or incomplete. Complete injuries result in total loss of function, while incomplete injuries result in some degree of function loss.
Treatment of Stabbing
In many cases, the victim has other injuries in addition to the spinal cord injury. In addition to taking care of wounds and other complications related to stabbing, it’s necessary that the medical team attend the spinal cord injury as soon as possible to facilitate the best long-term outcome possible.