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Table 1 Abbreviated Injury Scale of cSCI 2005(updated 2008) [12] and proportional distribution of injury severity for cSCI in TR-DGU out of 102,553 patients

From: Survival among patients with severe high cervical spine injuries – a TraumaRegister DGU® database study

AIS score Description of injury n %
3 Transient neurological signs (paresthesia) 2245 2.2
4 Contusion with incomplete cord syndrome 1001 1.0
5 Contusion with complete cord syndrome C4 or below
Laceration with complete cord syndrome C4 or below
1866 1.8
6 Contusion with complete cord syndrome C3 or above
Laceration with complete cord syndrome C3 or above
612 0.6