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Ed Jackson: Dragons rugby player on his battle to walk again

Saturday, 8 April, 2017 was the day that changed the life of rugby player Ed Jackson forever. The Dragons number eight had just finished lunch at a family barbecue near Bath. But one "freak" moment later...

Kindness, courage help quadriplegic two years after devastating accident

Todd Duitsman has made extraordinary progress since he suffered spinal-cord injuries while body surfing at Big Beach on Maui in 2014. And with unfailing grace and good humor, he inspires others. EVERETT — With a...

Man moves paralyzed legs using device that stimulates spinal cord

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first...

Woman doesn’t let spinal cord injury keep her off the racetrack

"Life after spinal injury doesn't have to be any worse, it just has to be different." Sometimes you do something just because someone tells you not to. That was the case for Nathalie McGloin, the only...

User-Friendly Urinary Catheter Designed by Quadriplegic Gets FDA Clearance

Adapta Medical, Inc. to Expand Catheter Product Line COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Adapta Medical, Inc. has received FDA market release for the PerfIC Cath® intermittent touchless urinary catheter. The sterile catheter...

Tendon Transfer Should Be Used More Often in Tetraplegia

Tendon transfer can significantly improve hand and elbow function in quadriplegic patients, but the procedure is greatly underused, according to a new study. A review of studies by hand surgeon Professor Michael Bednar, MD, of...

Stem Cell Agency Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trial Passes Safety Hurdles

Oakland, CA – A clinical trial using stem cells to treat people with recent spinal cord injuries has cleared two key safety hurdles, and been given approval to expand the therapy to a larger...

Mason Ellis – Explaining Tenodesis

https://youtu.be/V5KJFmX2300 This is a video of Mason Ellis explaining Tenodesis (movement of the wrist to move fingers). Mason is a C5, C6, C7 Complete Quadriplegic (Paralysis of all four limbs) with little tricep function. Subscribe to...

Ekso GT™ Robotic Exoskeleton Cleared by FDA for Use With Stroke and Spinal Cord...

First robotic exoskeleton cleared for use with stroke and spinal cord injury levels to C7 RICHMOND, Calif., April 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:EKSO), a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced that...

Severed spinal cord no barrier for former rodeo rider

IN THE final minutes of 2003 at a New Year’s Eve rodeo at Townsville’s Black River, Steven Elliott bucked off a bronc called Spaghetti Western and partly severed his spinal cord. He welcomed New Year...