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Wheelchairs may impair spinal-cord recovery

发布时间:2019-03-01 01:06:00来源:未知点击:

By Nic Fleming INJURED rats strapped to tiny “wheelchairs” that restrict their movements recovered less limb function and coordination than those left to fend for themselves. This might mean that people with a spinal cord injury would recover better if they were encouraged to use their limbs sooner after injury and relied less on wheelchairs. “Our data suggests that wheelchair restriction definitely impairs functional recovery in rats, and logically it would seem to apply also to humans,” says David Magnuson of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, University of Louisville. “Wheelchair restriction definitely impairs functional recovery in rats,