Professor Isabella Schwartz, director of the rehabilitation department at Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem, is thrilled to announce the hospital’s acquisition of a new device that will revolutionize leg injury rehabilitation. This unique device, developed by NASA and imported from the USA, is the first and only of its kind in Jerusalem.
The device allows patients to start putting weight on their foot almost immediately after surgery by being carried in the air with a flow of air from below. This has led to faster progress in rehabilitation for patients who have been injured in their legs. The device provides incredible therapeutic options for patients with various types of injuries that have resulted in limitations or prevention of walking, such as muscle weakness or balance problems. It has also been used for sports injuries and even by top-class athletes.
One patient, Dvir, who had a pedicle injury requiring surgery, was able to return to walking normally with the help of the device. During his treatment on the device, Dvir felt like he was walking normally again and believes it will help him regain independence with both feet. His determination to move forward is an inspiration to everyone around him at the hospital.
Professor Schwartz is excited about the new therapeutic options that this device provides and looks forward to helping more patients with their rehabilitation journey. The hospital is grateful for the donation from Hadassah International Israel that made this acquisition possible.