HELP: info and references on spinal injuries

Leslie E. Packer, PhD lpacker at pipeline.com
Fri Dec 20 20:13:48 EST 1996


Try the Paralyzed Veterans Association in Washington, DC.  They have
wonderful resources, etc. on spinal cord injury and rehab.  I'd give
you their phone number, but the darn HDD crashed again <rue grin>.

Good luck to the young man.    If the family is out west, they might
contact Los Ranchos Amigos (the PVA can give you their phone number).
On the east coast, there's the Miami Project at Jackson in Miami.  In
the middle of the country.... I have no idea (that's what they get for
living in the middle of the country <g, d, & r>.

Leslie

simone at math.nwu.edu (Simone Borghesi) wrote:

>I am writing on behalf of a family that had a son severely injuried in
>the spinal columnn, a couple of years ago, and now is paralized 
>from the neck below. They would like to get involved and updated on
>the foremost and most updated techniques employed to partially
>recover, in similar cases, the use of the body; for instance they
>mentioned to me about an implant of integrated circuits that, by
>electrostimulation, enable the patient to locally implement certain 
>movements.

>I would like to know if there are reviews, magazines or references 
>devoted to these subjects, that i can advise them to read.

>Also, what are the institutions that are most involved in this kind of
>resarch?

>thanks for your help

>Simone Borghesi
>(simone at math.nwu.edu)






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