US Patients May Not Be Getting Beneficial Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

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If you have suffered a cervical spinal cord injury in a Kentucky accident, you may have one important goal for your future. You likely want to improve your quality of life and your independence even though you are paralyzed. 

There May Be Hope

Spinal cord research continues every day, and promising discoveries are being made. However, the hope that we want to talk about in this post is not new. Specifically, the hope is reconstructive hand surgery, and it has been performed in Sweden for several decades.

Recently, an occupational therapy student interviewed patients in Sweden who had undergone this surgery. She found that the patients reported an improved grip, which increased their independence in:

  • Eating.
  • Performing household chores.
  • Engaging in hobbies.

Currently, about 40% of spinal cord injury victims in Sweden undergo this surgery. In the United States, only about 10% of spinal cord injury victims have this surgery. Only a doctor can tell you if this surgery might benefit you. Thus, we encourage you to talk to your doctor about whether this surgery could help you if you have suffered a spinal cord injury.

Contact a Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today for Help

Whether or not you are a candidate for hand reconstructive surgery, you will likely still need help with your legal and financial recoveries. Please contact an experienced Louisville personal injury attorney today at 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942, or via this website, for more information and a FREE consultation about your legal rights and possible recovery.