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Care for the Spinal Cord Injured Patient


Total Credits: 0.75 AOA Category 1-A Credit (AOMA)

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Family Medicine |  1-A AOA CME |  AOMA |  AOMA17 (Hidden) |  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Faculty:
Matthias Linke,
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Description

A spinal cord injury often causes permanent  changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the injury. Dr. Matthias Linke provides an overview of care and treatment for the SCI patient.  

Objectives:
  • Outline the demographics of spinal cord injury including age, gender, cause of injury, and degree of injury
  • Illustrate common illnesses and diseases only seen in a spinal cord injured patient
  • Share the treatment of chronic conditions seen in spinal cord injured patients
Dr. Linke has no disclosures. 

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DO, FAAPMR


Matthias Linke, DO, FAAPMR completed his medical degree at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale Arizona. He went on to complete his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at Loma Linda University, California. Since 2007 he has been the medical director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. He oversees the acute rehabilitation of patients in the hospital after spinal cord injury and sees patients in outpatient clinic at Valley Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Linke also serves at the medical director at Rehab Without Walls. His goal is to help patients achieve their highest function with their impairments. Dr. Linke lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and four children.


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