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Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Spinal Cord Injury Program

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 Spinal Cord Injury Program provides individualized, comprehensive care to patients with spinal cord injuries and their families. This is a unique, carefully integrated transdisciplinary program. We address patients’ physical recovery as well as their psychological health with the goal of helping them resume their lives with as much independence as possible.

Between 250,000 and 400,000 people in the United States have spinal cord injuries. Each year, about 11,000 people sustain some degree of paralysis as a result, including more than 200 new injuries in Wisconsin each year.

More than half of spinal cord injuries occur in people between the ages of 16 and 30, and the injuries are more prevalent in males than in females. Motor vehicle crashes are the most common cause of spinal cord injuries (accounting for almost 50 percent), followed by violence, falls and sports injuries.

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 two case managers.

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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.

Ask Us

United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.