Spinal Cord Injury Outcomes

Spinal cord injury patient
A spinal cord injury patient participates in rehab to achieve his highest level of independence.

We treat both traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries at UT Soutwhestern. Our Inpatient Rehabilitation team is skilled in helping each patient achieve the highest possible level of independence. Because spinal cord injuries can affect almost every aspect of someone’s life, our expertise includes offering personalized, comprehensive approaches to care, with access to the latest advancements in medical care.

Our 2016 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Inpatient Rehabilitation Results 

We admitted 88 patients to Inpatient Rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury:

  • 69 patients with Non-Traumatic SCI with an average age of 63 (27 male, 42 female)
  • 19 patients with Traumatic SCI with an average age of 53 (14 male, five female)
  • Our patients reported a near-perfect nine out of 10 score for overall rating of care.

Of our 2016 Spinal Cord Injury patients:

  • 80 percent of Non-Traumatic SCI persons returned home after their rehab stay
  • 95 percent of Traumatic SCI persons returned home after their rehab stay
  • The approximate length of stay in rehabilitation was 14 days for Non-Traumatic SCI and 18 days for Traumatic SCI.