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Disabil Rehabil. 2002 Sep 10;24(13):680-7.

Spinal cord injury.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Spinal Cord Injury Neuro-Rehabilitation Section, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This article is an overview of the newer therapeutic interventions employed in the care of the spinal cord injured individual and the theoretical rationale supporting them.

ISSUE:

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) care was, until recently, a maintenance type treatment, addressing systems mostly affected by complications of the original injury (e.g. bladder, skin, spasiticity).

CONCLUSION:

With the recent advances in the neuroscience field, more aggressive interventions geared at secondary injury prevention, neuronal regeneration and functional restoration are emerging.

PMID:
12296983
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