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J Spinal Cord Med. 2011 Nov;34(6):547-54. doi: 10.1179/107902611X13186000420242.

Reference for the 2011 revision of the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury.

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Northern New Jersey SCI System, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, NJ, USA.


The latest revision of the International Standards for the Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) was available in booklet format in June 2011, and is published in this issue of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. The ISNCSCI were initially developed in 1982 to provide guidelines for the consistent classification of the neurological level and extent of the injury to achieve reliable data for clinical care and research studies. This revision was generated from the Standards Committee of the American Spinal Injury Association in collaboration with the International Spinal Cord Society's Education Committee. This article details and explains the updates and serves as a reference for these revisions and clarifications.

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