Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury. A Review by Organ System

Aaron Powell, Loren Davidson

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In this article, an overview is provided of pediatric spinal cord injury, organized by effects of this injury on various organ systems. Specific management differences between children and adults with spinal cord injury are highlighted. A detailed management approach is offered for particularly complex topics, such as spasticity and upper extremity reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-132
Number of pages24
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


  • Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Neurogenic bowel
  • Pediatric spinal cord injury
  • Phrenic pacer
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality
  • Temperature regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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