Pediatric spinal cord injury: Evidence-based practice and outcomes

M. J. Mulcahey, Caroline J. Anderson, Lawrence C. Vogel, Michael J. DeVivo, Randal R. Betz, Craig McDonald

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This article discusses the etiology of pediatric spinal cord injury (SCI) and presents contemporary thoughts on the rehabilitation and habilitation of children with SCI based on emerging evidence. In addition, a brief review of the outcomes of adults with childhood onset SCI is presented as a basis for discussion on the implications on practice. Priorities for both clinical care and research efforts in pediatric SCI are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Paraplegia
  • Rehabilitation
  • Tetrapelgia


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