Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults

Lynn Kilbride

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Many patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) have spinal instability but are determined, by their clinician, to be unsuitable for surgical internal fixation due to their advanced disease. Mobilisation may be hazardous in the presence of spinal instability as further vertebral collapse can occur. Current guidance on positioning (or mobilisation) and spinal bracing is contradictory.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD007609
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • spinal cord
  • mobilisation
  • pain relief

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