Resources for Researchers

Avilés-Hernández, I., García-Zozaya, I., DeVillasante, J.M. (2007). Nontraumatic myelopathy associated with surfing. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 30(3): 288-93. PubMedFull Text

Cheng, M., Durbin, E. (March 2007). Non-traumatic Paraplegia in a First Time Surfer (PowerPoint). download (624 kb)

Chung, H.Y., Sun, S.F., Wang, J.L., Lai, P.H., Hwang, C.W. (March 2011). Non-traumatic anterior spinal cord infarction in a novice surfer: a case report.Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 302(1-2): 118-20. PubMed

Dhaliwal, P., Cenic, A., Eesa, M., du Plessis, S. (March 2011). An unusual case of myelopathy: surfer’s myelopathy.Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 38(2): 354-6. PubMed

Karabegovic, A., Strachan-Jackman, S., Carr, D. (Septemnber 2011). Surfer’s myelopathy: case report and review. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medical Care, 13(5): 357-60. PubMed

Kelly, M., Wright, K. (Spring 2010). A Case of Surfers’ Myelopathy. American Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(2): 74-75. AJCM Full Text

Lieske, J., Cameron, B., Drinkwine, B, Goretzke, S., Alemi, L., Needham, K., Ventura, J., Ho, V.T., La Barge, D.V. (July/August 2011). Surfer’s Myelopathy-Demonstrated by Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 35(4): 492-4. LWW

Lin, C.Y., Fu, J.H., Li, S.C., Lai, P.H. (February 2011). Surfer’s myelopathy.QJM, [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Masson, C. (July 2005). Acute transverse myelopathy: inflammatory or ischemic? Presse médicale, 34(12): 869-77. PubMed

Masson, C., Leys, D., Meder, J.F., Dousset, V., Pruvo, J.P. (January 2004). Spinal cord ischemia.Journal of Neuroradiology, 31(1): 35-46. PubMed

Novy, J., Carruzzo, A., Maeder, P., Bogousslavsky, J. (August 2006). Spinal cord ischemia: clinical and imaging patterns, pathogenesis, and outcomes in 27 patients. Archives of Neurology, 63(8): 1113-20. PubMed

Robles, L. (May 2006). Cervical Spine Injuries in Ocean Bathers: Wave-related Accidents. Journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 58(5): 920-923. PubMed

Salvador de la Barrera, S., Barca-Buyo, A., Montoto-Marques, A., Ferreiro-Velasco, M.E., Cidoncha-Dans, M., Rodriguez-Sotillo, A. (October 2001). Spinal cord infarction: prognosis and recovery in a series of 36 patients. Spinal Cord, 39(10): 520-5. PubMed

Scott, Thomas F., “Spinal Cord Infarction.” eMedicine. 21 Aug 2009. <>

Shinoyama, M., Takahashi, T., Shimizu, H., Tominaga, T., Suzuki, M. (May 2005). Spinal cord infarction demonstrated by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 12(4): 466-8. PubMed

Shuster, A., Franchetto, A. (October 2010). Surfer’s myelopathy—an unusual cause of acute spinal cord ischemia: a case report and review of the literature. Emergency Radiology, [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Thompson, T.P., Pearce, J., Chang, G., Madamba, J. (2004, August 15). Surfer’s myelopathy. Spine, 29(16): E353-6. PubMed

Yuh, W.T., Marsh, E.E. 3rd, Wang, A.K., Russell, J.W., Chiang, F., Koci, T.M., Ryals, T.J. (1992, Jan-Feb). MR imaging of spinal cord and vertebral body infarction. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 13(1): 155-60. PubMed

The mission of SMF is to increase the awareness of surfer’s myelopathy in order to provide support and to promote injury prevention, research, and treatment.