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WikiThe Wiki offers extensive basic knowledge around the diagnosis of paraplegia. The information has been compiled by experts from the Swiss Paraplegic Centre and presented in an easily understandable way.
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Life with Spinal Cord InjuryHere in our Community, we’re looking for exciting personal stories, experiences, and interesting happenings. We believe that every single story is worth being told, so others can learn from it – others as well as we, who moderate this Community. No matter whether the story made you feel happy, sad, angry or frustrated – you can simply start posting here. We’re curious!
Rehabilitation & TherapyMany of you have had extensive experiences with various therapeutic approaches. We’re interested in those that were effective for you, those that weren’t, or those that you simply didn’t like. Share them in this forum – freely! We’re looking forward to your lively discussions.
Assistive TechnologyAssistive devices accompany us all every day, no matter if they’re small, simple gadgets or complex constructions. On this discussion board, we’d like to hear your opinions and experiences with certain products and technologies. There is also room for wishes or inspirations of useful assistive devices that don’t exist or aren’t available yet.
MarketplaceHere you can offer goods that you no longer need that can still be useful for other wheelchair users – from assistive devices and sports equipment to cars and apartments. You can also write if you’re looking for something. Important: Please don’t post any advertisements, only private ones. The seller and the buyer are exclusively responsible for the fulfillment of the contract.
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Ask the doctorSome questions call for an expert. That’s why we have set up this special discussion board for all Community members. Post here your medical questions! And our Dr. Online will do his best to answer as soon as possible.
What types of indwelling catheter are there, and what are the differences between them?
A suprapubic urinary catheter is an indwelling catheter that is inserted into the bladder through the abdominal wall. This allows the urine to permanently...
Men with spinal cord injury (SCI) may experience erection problems, also known as “erectile dysfunction”. This is the case if it becomes permanently impossible to have an erection that lasts long enough to have sexual...
Normal bowel function
The emptying of the bowel (defecation) is a reflex-type process, but one which you can consciously influence. If the rectum1 is sufficiently full and therefore stretched, an impulse is sent through the nerves to the...
How do we define sensitivity?
With sensitivity, we mean our fifth sense, namely feeling. Different from the other four senses, sensitivity is not perceived through a sensory organ such as vision is through the eyes. Our sensory system retrieves...
Injuries resulting from accidents
There are different elements in the movement segments which behave differently after an injury: bony structures and band structures. In bony spine injuries, we differentiate between three main types of...
Spasticity develops as a result of damage to the spinal cord or to the brain. The term comes from the Greek word “spasmos”, which means muscle cramp. Spasticity and spasms frequently play a central role in the lives of people with spinal cord...
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The Wiki is a collection of articles with useful information about spinal cord injury – so basically a knowledge database. Here we systematically gather facts and figures and make them available for all users and members in this Community.
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