Contrasting biomechanics and neuropathology of spinal cord injury in neonatal and adult rats following vertebral dislocation.

@article{Clarke2008ContrastingBA,
  title={Contrasting biomechanics and neuropathology of spinal cord injury in neonatal and adult rats following vertebral dislocation.},
  author={Elizabeth Clare Clarke and Lynne E Bilston},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={817-32}
}
Clinically, spinal cord injuries (SCI) in infants are different from SCIs in adults. SCI is rarer in infants, and the most common types of associated spinal column injury are different for adults and infants. Initially, infants tend to have higher injury severities and mortality; however, young survivors of SCI typically have greater and more rapid functional recovery. The objective of this study was to contrast the biomechanics and neuropathology of SCI in adult and neonatal rats to… CONTINUE READING