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Muscle Activation Patterns During Movement Attempts in Children with Acquired Spinal Cord Injury: Neurophysiological Assessment of Residual Motor Function Below the Level of Lesion

Frontiers in Neurology

As published in Frontiers in Neurology

Introduction: Characterization of residual neuromotor capacity after spinal cord injury(SCI) is challenging. The current gold standard for measurement of sensorimotor functionafter SCI, the International Society for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury(ISNCSCI) exam, seeks to determine isolated intentional muscle activation, howevermany individuals with SCI exhibit intentional movements and muscle activation patternswhich are not confined to specific joint or muscle. Further, isolated muscle activation isa feature of the neuromuscular system that emerges during development, and thus maynot be an appropriate measurement standard for children younger than 6.

This article was authored by:

  • Darryn A. Atkinson
  • Laura Mendez
  • Natalie Goodrich
  • Sevda C. Aslan
  • Beatrice Ugiliweneza
  • Andrea L. Behrman

Read the Complete Published Article in Frontiers in Neurology.

Posted in Pediatric Publication, Publications