Durable medical equipment for children with spinal cord dysfunction: Implications of age and level of injury

Short Title:
Durable medical equipment for children with spinal cord dysfunction: Implications of age and level of injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
Journal:
J Spinal Cord Med
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2007, vol. 30, issue , pp S172-S177
Publication Website:
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Children with spinal cord dysfunction interact with their environment in different ways than their able-bodied peers. To enable them to participate in typical, age-appropriate activities, they must be provided with various types of equipment. Choosing from available options involves a team approach. SUMMARY: This article discusses general types of durable medical equipment for mobility (wheelchairs, strollers, standers), communication (including augmentative communication devices and computers), self-care, and recreation. Provision of this equipment for these children enhances their ability to learn and to take part in everyday activities and improves their quality of life.
Author(s):
Nelson, V.S.
Author Address(es):
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Medical School, 325 E. Eisenhower, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA

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