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2013-11-29 12:54:05

Scientists may have found a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better. The research is published in the November 27, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "About 59 percent of all spinal injuries are incomplete, leaving pathways that could allow the spinal cord to change in a way that allows people to walk again. Unfortunately, usually a person affected by this type of spinal injury seldom recovers the...

2013-06-27 23:37:06

Local Tampa area orthopedic ambulatory surgical center, The Bonati Institute advises pool-goers to use extreme caution when diving this summer season. More than 850 spinal cord injuries result from diving accidents each year. Hudson, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The Bonati Institute recommends pool-goers use extreme caution this summer season. According to an article published on May 13 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the University of Alabama at Birmingham National Spinal Cord Injury...

2013-06-05 12:31:51

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and SHORT HILLS, N.J., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Craig Hospital and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation are proud to announce that Craig has joined the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network (NRN). The NRN is a national network of leading-edge rehabilitation centers designed to provide and develop therapies to promote functional recovery and improve the health and quality of life for people living with paralysis. Funded by the Reeve...

2013-05-24 23:18:54

Jim Ellis Chevrolet and Corvette Atlanta Donate $4,000 to Shepherd Center after tour of facilities. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Corvette enthusiasts gathered at Jim Ellis Chevrolet on April 20th to browse one of the largest collections of Corvettes in Georgia and support a great cause during the 5th Annual Spring Corvette Show. Proceeds from the event, which is co-sponsored by Corvette Atlanta, were donated to Atlanta´s Shepherd Center, a globally renowned spinal and head injury...

2013-02-11 08:26:48

CLEVELAND, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has formalized an agreement with Shepherd Center to support the commercialization of Parker's exoskeleton device Indego(TM), which is planned for release in 2014. Shepherd Center, based in Atlanta, Ga., is one of the leading hospitals in the United States for medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal...

Advanced Exoskeleton Gives People With Paraplegia More Independence
2012-10-30 15:05:37

Vanderbilt University [ Watch The Video ] The dream of regaining the ability to stand up and walk has come closer to reality for people paralyzed below the waist who thought they would never take another step. A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University´s Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to...

2012-09-04 02:29:52

Recovery of walking and balance can occur even years after injury in people with incomplete spinal cord injury who participate in locomotor training Additional study shows patients reduced expenses up to 25% after locomotor training intervention SHORT HILLS, N.J., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, new research demonstrates that innovative rehabilitative treatments for individuals with spinal cord injuries can lead to significant functional improvements in...

2012-06-04 10:23:15

DANVERS, Mass. and BEVERLY, Mass., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pain affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives, and, in the worst cases, diminishes quality of life and livelihood. In fact, pain is a significant health problem affecting more than 100 million people and costing society at least $560-$635 billion annually in both health care and lost productivity costs.* Now research shows that pain patients do better with a comprehensive approach to care that addresses the needs of...

2012-04-27 14:20:55

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- A surgeon for WVU Healthcare has implanted a diaphragmatic pacemaker in a pediatric patient, making West Virginia University's medical center only the second in the country to use this device on a young patient, after Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland.Meg Throckmorton, 16, of Waynesburg, Pa., received the device after sustaining a high cervical spine injury resulting in quadriplegia while practicing for a dance...

2012-03-06 11:00:23

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that aggressive treatment of severe traumatic brain injury, which includes invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) and decompressive craniectomy, produces better patient outcomes than less aggressive measures and is cost-effective in patients no matter their age——even in patients 80 years of age. These important findings can be found in the article "Is aggressive treatment...