Care of People with Spinal Cord Injuries in Specialty Clinics


Patients with spinal cord injuries as well as symptoms of spinal cord injuries differ significantly from other neurological patients or even other patient groups. In fact, they are younger on average but have greater medical complexity such as neurogenic bladder, intestinal and sexual functional disorders, autonomous dysregulation, pressure ulcers, respiratory insufficiency including long-term ventilation, secondary neurogenic scoliosis or overuse joint complications. According to international recommendations, the symptoms typical of patients with spinal cord injuries require specialised rehabilitation centres with the appropriate infrastructure, staff and processes.


The four centres for people with spinal cord injuries in Switzerland endeavour to develop further the specialised treatment and rehabilitation for the benefit of people with spinal cord injuries