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Key sensory and motor points on lower limbs (L1 to S4-5) as depicted in ASIA impairment scale were checked.
A multicenter, international, prospective cohort study in adults aged 16-80 with cervical SCI concluded that decompression prior to 24 hours after SCI can be performed safely and is associated with improved neurologic outcome, defined as at least a 2 grade Asia impairment scale improvement at six months follow-up.39,40
The surgery also improved clinical and neurologic status according to ASIA impairment scale in which 4 patients showed improvement (Table 2).
The ASIA Impairment Scale is a five grade scale (AIS A-E) that measures the severity of a spinal cord injury.

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