Central Cord Syndrome (CCS) is an incomplete injury to the cervical cord resulting in more extensive motor weakness in the upper extremities than the lower extremities. The mechanism of injury occurs from a hyperextension injury with pre-existent osteophytic (abnormal bony outgrowth) spurs, without damage to the vertebral column.

Central Cord Syndrome Overview

  • Mechanism and Causes of Injury

  • Symptoms

  • Incidence

  • Surgical Treatment

  • Typical Outcome

  • Diagnosis

  • Nonsurgical Treatment

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