Friday, March 9, 2012

Potential Positive Effects of Surgery Within 24 Hours for SCI Patients

New research has shown that individuals who experience a spinal cord injury (SCI) and undergo surgery within 24 hours now have a 20% chance at recovery. This is great news for the newly injured, and without the help of people with disabilities pushing legislation and raising money for organizations like the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, these advances would not be possible. The newly injured enter a new world in which they are often unaware as to how it was shaped. The advocacy of people with disabilities over the past half-century has greatly improved the lives of the newly injured today. One of those ways, is with the improvement in medical research due to the advocacy of people with disabilities. To learn more about the reasearch related to SCI surgery, please check out the link below...

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1135917--speedy-surgery-lessens-chance-of-paralysis-in-cervical-spinal-cord-injuries

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