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• Sadowsky C, Volshteyn O, Schultz L and McDonald JW (2002). Spinal cord injury. Disabil Rehabil. 24 (13): 680-7. Summary: PURPOSE: This article is an overview of the newer therapeutic interventions employed in the care of the spinal cord injured individual and the theoretical rationale supporting them. Issue: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) care was, until recently, a maintenance type treatment, addressing systems mostly affected by complications of the original injury (e.g. bladder, skin, spasiticity). CONCLUSION: With the recent advances in the neuroscience field, more aggressive interventions geared at secondary injury prevention, neuronal regeneration and functional restoration are emerging. Department of Neurology, Spinal Cord Injury Neuro-Rehabilitation Section, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA; Restorative Treatment and Research Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.