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Aging Studies

MUSCLE WEAKNESS AND FATIGUE WITH AGE AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY

Purpose

To determine whether muscle strength, fatigue, and use changes after SCI in relation to age.

 

Criteria

Any traumatic C2-C8 SCI; 18-70 years old; <3 months OR ≥1 year post-injury.

 

Duration

Acute SCI group: up to 12 assessments on different days during the first 18 months post-injury; Chronic SCI group: up to 3 assessments on different days. Assessments involve up to 4 hours in the lab.

 

Principal Investigator/Contact

Dr. Christine Thomas / Brad Deforest