Spinal cord injuries in young children: a review of children injured at 5 years of age and younger

  title={Spinal cord injuries in young children: a review of children injured at 5 years of age and younger},
  author={Jennifer Schottler and Lawrence C. Vogel and P. F. Sturm},
  journal={Developmental Medicine \& Child Neurology},
Aim  To determine the epidemiology and complications of spinal cord injuries (SCIs) in children injured at 5 years of age and younger who were seen between 1981 and 2008 at a children’s hospital in the USA. 

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