Interaction of contact velocity and cord compression in determining the severity of spinal cord injury.

@article{Kearney1988InteractionOC,
  title={Interaction of contact velocity and cord compression in determining the severity of spinal cord injury.},
  author={P A Kearney and S A Ridella and David C. Viano and Thomas E. Anderson},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={1988},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={187-208}
}
Rate, depth, and duration of compression are the principal determinants of experimental spinal cord injury (SCI) severity. Since existing models do not allow independent control of these variables, the interaction of these factors has not been fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to define the interactive relation of velocity (V) and compression (C) in SCI using a constrained stroke pneumatic impactor that allowed independent control of these variables. Computer simulation of… CONTINUE READING