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Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Spinal Cord Injury Program

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(414) 805-3000

9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226

Description

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Program provides coordinated, case-managed and integrated services for people with spinal cord dysfunction. The inpatient program provides medical and rehabilitative services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Experts from other disciplines are available for consultation, further enhancing the recovery process and promoting a faster return to the community. While in the ICU, patients and their families meet and begin working with the rehabilitation team, including the rehabilitation physician and therapists as well as a case manager, social worker and psychologists. Patients continue to work with the same team throughout their hospital stay and after discharge.

Our team of dedicated specialists includes neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitation physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, a recreational therapist, speech therapist, a vocational counselor, dietitians, a psychologist, a social worker and a case managers.

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program is proud to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a recognition of our commitment to excellence in patient care.

Our purpose

  • Improve quality of life, daily living skills and independence to meet lifelong needs
  • Promote independent living
  • Advocate for those with a spinal cord condition
  • Educate the individual, family, health care professionals and the community
  • Support research efforts
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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.
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