Novel Device Enhances Hand Function in Spinal Injury Patients

Spine Injury

In a groundbreaking clinical trial in Seattle, significant improvements have been observed in patients with spinal cord injuries. The study, led by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine, utilized an electrical stimulation device, sparking hope for those suffering from tetraplegia.

Jon Schlueter, a Seattle local, was among the participants in the trial. Following a diving incident in 2005 that resulted in an incomplete spinal cord injury, his rehabilitation progress had plateaued, with Schlueter reconciling with the limitations of his mobility. However, after joining the University of Washington study, Schlueter has experienced a remarkable turnaround. The electrical stimulation therapy has enabled him to regain function in his right arm and hand, play guitar, and improve other systemic issues such as blood pressure.

The trial consisted of more than 60 patients, who, over two months of treatment, demonstrated a 72% improvement rate in strength and function. This success continued even after the course of therapy ended.

Source: UW Medicine Newsroom

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