Hindlimb immobilization in a wheelchair alters functional recovery following contusive spinal cord injury in the adult rat.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Locomotor training of rats with thoracic contusion spinal cord injuries can induce task-specific changes in stepping but rarely results in improved overground locomotion, possibly due to a ceiling effect. Thus, the authors hypothesize that incompletely injured rats maximally retrain themselves while moving about in their cages over the first few… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1545968311407519

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