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Heather Cole

Ohhh, wait now I’m more confused. There’s a footnote on the ASIA scale:

“For an individual to receive a grade of C or D, i.e. motor incomplete status, they must have either (1) voluntary anal sphincter contraction or (2) sacral sensory sparing with sparing of motor function more than three levels below the motor level for that side of the body. The International Standards at this time allows even non-key muscle function more than 3 levels below the motor level to be used in determining motor incomplete status (AIS B versus C)”

Is this why the guy is rated D?

And also, “sparing of motor function” — does that mean any, like a person could have 3 rows of 1/5 and get rated C, or must the muscles be at least 3/5 to count?