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Restorative Neurology of Spinal Cord Injury
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Restorative Neurology of Spinal Cord Injury

Milan R. Dimitrijevic, Byron A. Kakulas, W. Barry McKay, and Gerta Vrbova

Abstract

Following injury or disease, neural circuitry can be altered to varying degrees leading to highly individualized characteristics that may or may not resemble original function. In addition, lost or partially damaged circuits and the effects of biological recovery processes coupled with learned compensatory strategies create a new neuroanatomy with capabilities that are often not functional or may interfere with daily life. To date, the majority of approaches used to treat neurological dysfunction have focused on the replacement of lost or damaged function, usually through the suppression of su ... More

Keywords: injury, disease, neural circuitry, neuroanatomy, neurological disfunction, spinal cord, motor control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199746507
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746507.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Milan R. Dimitrijevic, editor
Emeritus Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Byron A. Kakulas, editor
Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute

W. Barry McKay, editor
Norton Neuroscience Institute

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Contents

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3 Restorative Neurology of Motor Control after Spinal Cord Injury

Keith Tansey, Meta M. Dimitrijevic, Winfried Mayr, Manfred Bijak, and Milan R. Dimitrijevic

4 Neural Control of Locomotion

Gerta Vrbová, Urszula Sławin´ ska, and Henryk Majczyn´ ski

5 Summary of Strategies Used to Repair the Injured Spinal Cord

Gerta Vrbová and Urszula Sławin´ ska

Epilogue

Milan R Dimitrijevic, Byron A Kakulas, W. Barry McKay, and Gerta Vrbová