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Biomechanics and Pathophysiology of Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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Abstract

Knowledge of the mechanics of spinal cord injury and the interactions between different anatomical components during trauma provides valuable information on the pathophysiology of injury and potential management strategies. The spinal cord is a dynamic structure that undergoes significant geometric changes without negative sequelae during normal physiological movements. The spinal cord can be damaged by various types of mechanical pathomechanisms: concussion, contusion or compression, dislocation, distraction, and laceration. These injury patterns can occur as a combination.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineRehabilitation Hospital, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of MedicineYangsanSouth Korea

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