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Case Study #3 Spinal Cord Injury answersPatient ProfileM.P., a 19-year-old African American male, has a spinal cord injury following a gunshot wound 2 weeks ago. The gunshot injury occurred during a hunting accident when his best friend’s gun accidentally discharged. His injury is at the T5 level. The goal is to prepare him for transfer to a rehabilitation unit in the next few days. Subjective DataHas just completed his first year of college as an engineering studentStates he is depressed and “he cannot get used to the idea of not walking again”Objective DataPhysical ExaminationSupine blood pressure 120/68, sitting blood pressure 114/62, pulse 68, temperature 99.8° F, respirations 16Slight edema bilateral lower extremities – ace wraps wrapped around lower extremitiesAbdominal binder in placeUrinary catheter intact and draining dark yellow urine Last bowel movement 2 days ago; it was hard, small and brownFull head, neck, shoulder and upper extremity movement with normal muscle strength and sensationComplete paralysis of lower body and legs with no sensation presentFull passive range of motion without crepitation in the bilateral lower extremities Diagnostic Studies