Disorders of the spinal cord: Spinal cord injury, myelodysplasia

Angeles Badell, Helga Binder, Dennis D. Dykstra, Jessie K.M. Easton, Dennis J. Matthews, Gabriella E. Molnar, Stephen F. Noll, Jane C.S. Perrin

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This self-directed learning module provides review and references for the basic concepts of, and highlights new advances in, disorders of the spinal cord in children. It is a section of the chapter on pediatric rehabilitation for the Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program Study Guide for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. For spinal cord injury, only data pertinent to the pediatric age group are discussed. Myelodysplasia is presented in detail to include genetic implications, early intervention, long-term management planning, psychosocial impact, and quality-of-life considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S170-S174
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number5 SUPPL.
StatePublished - May 1989


  • Childhood paraplegia
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Paralytic deformity
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Tethered spinal cord


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