The Central Cord Syndrome (CCS) is a common form acute traumatic spinal cord injury.

Common scenario: forward fall with hyperextension in an elderly adult with cervical spondylosis without fracture or dislocation



(1) motor incomplete spinal cord injury (ASIA Impairment Scale Grade C or D)

(2) cervical neurological level of injury

(3) baseline ASIA motor score in the lower extremity greater than that of the upper extremities (LEMS - UEMS > 0), with various criteria for magnitude (LEMS-UEMS >=5; LEMS-UEMS >= 10, other)

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