A proprietary remote patient monitoring system—with smart knee sleeve—motivates patients while collecting outcomes. Dr. Brendan Patterson explains the recent feasibility study and how it might help establish the value of total knee arthroplasty.
Although noninvasive brain stimulation is promising for neurological deficits, its assumption of generic brain plasticity is flawed. Advanced mapping of the brain may reveal insights that help determine plasticity variances.
About a third of pediatric transplant recipients at Cleveland Clinic undergo post-transplant rehabilitation. While goals and techniques are similar to those in adults, a pediatric-tailored approach makes a big difference.
Profiles of two new rehabilitative therapy offerings at Cleveland Clinic Children’s showcase just how broad the reach of pediatric therapy services has become.
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For a 16-year-old with kyphoscoliotic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, ‘prehabilitation’ with myofascial release and innovative use of halo traction before spinal fusion cut length of stay by a month and helped yield a stellar outcome.
Cleveland Clinic’s care path guide for acute ischemic stroke provides comprehensive protocols for evaluation and management of patients during the acute stroke phase. The Stroke Care Path focuses on the period from initial hospital presentation to 90 days after discharge, a time span critical to successful rehabilitation.
Conversion disorder patients may benefit from being admitted to acute rehabilitation. Physicians are advised to focus on addressing deficits in function, not their etiology.
The 6 Clicks tool, a short set of questions used to assess patient mobility and basic functional capabilities at Cleveland Clinic, helps with rehabilitation referrals and discharge planning, and improves resource allocations.
Combining transcranial direct current stimulation with rehabilitation exercises in paralyzed extremities in patients with incomplete spinal cord injuries may help restore cortical representations of paralyzed muscle regions.
Effective physical rehabilitation for cancer patients tailors therapy to differing needs at each stage of the disease process. Here are tips from Cleveland Clinic’s recent experience.