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The UAB Model SCI Center

Published: August 2, 2006

uabThe UAB Model SCI System conducts research to improve upon and maintain a cost-effective comprehensive service delivery system from the moment of injury across the lifespan of persons who sustain spinal cord injury. Emphasis is on collaborative clinical research to solve the medical management and Acute rehabilitation problems of individuals with SCI.

The UAB Model SCI Care System is funded by grant #H133N000016 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. Opinions expressed in the material listed are not necessarily those of the granting agency.

Paralysis risk too great for Caracella

Published: August 2, 2006

354617COLLINGWOOD footballer Blake Caracella announced his retirement from AFL yesterday after learning he risked possible paralysis if he played again.

Caracella was involved in an accidental clash with the Lions’ Tim Notting in round 10, suffering a fractured Vertebrae and bruising to the spinal cord.

Subsequent X-rays revealed that the former Essendon and Brisbane premiership player had a pre-existing spinal flaw.