The Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital in Jerusalem has recently acquired a new device from the USA that is revolutionizing rehabilitation for patients who have been injured in their legs. This device, developed at NASA and purchased with a donation from Hadassah International Israel, is the first of its kind in Jerusalem and allows for incredible therapeutic options for patients.
The device works by allowing patients to step slightly and be carried in the air by air that flows from below, which allows them to start putting weight on their foot in a measured and supervised manner almost immediately after surgery. This has led to much faster rehabilitation progress for patients who have been injured in their legs.
One patient, Dvir, who was operated on his leg due to a pedicle injury, used the device to return to walking in a normal way. He mentioned that during treatment on the device, he felt like he was walking like before the injury, and that the device helps him feel like he’s on the way to walking with both feet independently.
Professor Schwartz, director of the rehabilitation department at Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital, noted that Dvir’s determination and desire to move forward is an inspiration to everyone around him. The hospital is excited about the new therapeutic options that the device provides and is looking forward to helping more patients with their rehabilitation.