Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: Quadriplegia

Quadriplegic vs. Paraplegic | What’s the difference?

https://youtu.be/a1rj4-NfE-o Cole & Charisma put together a video explaining the difference between quadriplegia and paraplegia. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this video happen! Cole & Charisma hopes that this helps you all...

What is a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury means that the spinal cord of a person is damaged and the person cannot do things that they otherwise would have been able to do such as walking (mobility) or...

Surgery that restores hand and elbow function in quadriplegics is underused

MAYWOOD, IL - A surgery for quadriplegics called tendon transfer can significantly improve hand and elbow function, but the procedure is greatly underused, according to an article in the journal Hand Clinics by Loyola...

AQA Victoria (Australian Quadraplegic Association)

AQA is a provider of support and services for people who sustain spinal cord injuries (quadriplegia and paraplegia) and similar physical disabilities. AQA provides a well established attendant care service (AQA Qualcare) for clients...

Escaping quadriplegia: tackling life step by step

MORNINGTON'S Irwin Vale was told by doctors he would live the rest of his life as a quadriplegic, unable to move his body as a result of a scooter accident three years ago. But he...
ELI the DONKEY

Quadriplegic donkey walks again Stem cells aid recovery from spinal-cord injury

Eli the donkey’s recovery from incomplete quadriplegia could be the most important breakthrough in traumatic spinal-cord injuries and for the stem-cell treatment that restored his mobility—a breakthrough that could impact not only equids but...

Lives changed forever

IT is Spinal Injuries Awareness Week. For Mackay’s Luke Simmons and his family, sending out the message of how a spinal cord injury can change a life forever is deeply personal. Luke and his brother...

Spinal Injuries Awareness Week

Meet Martin Hume. Almost three years ago the 21-year-old from Elanora on the Gold Coast suffered major spinal injuries after a wakeboarding accident only two days after finishing year 12. This week is Spinal...

Promise of stem cells fulfilled

clinical trial in Atlanta, Georgia, is proof that informed public debate is the key to medical advance IF I'm honest, my first reaction to recent reports that the first human embryonic stem cell trial had...

‘Murderball’ gives new life to wheelchair-bound athlete

PHILADELPHIA, PA (NBC) - The Philadelphia Eagles wheelchair rugby team gives life back to its members and smashes stereotypes one hit at a time. A.J. Nanayakkara lost his "able-bodied" life with one bad fall when...