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Neurosurgeon Authors Op-Ed on Border Wall Injuries

On April 13, Los Angeles Times published an op-ed titled, “As a San Diego neurosurgeon, I see the devastating toll of the raised border wall.” In the op-ed, Alexander Tenorio, MD, a neurological surgery resident at the University of California San Diego, poignantly discusses the horrific spinal cord and brain injuries caused by falls from the border wall. Dr. Tenorio relays stories of patients coming to the emergency department with serious injuries, such as a 30-year-old male with an unstable spinal fracture after falling off the border wall.

On April 14, Neurosurgery Blog published a cross-post to amplify the message.