Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Acute Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
A key component of the Northern New Jersey Model Spinal Cord Injury System, this program provides consultation on the rehabilitation needs of patients with traumatic injuries to the central nervous system. Along with the department of neurological surgery, the program is involved in a ground-breaking spinal cord injury study of the effectiveness within 14 days of injury of treated autologous white blood cells in restoring function. The Phase II clinical trial of ProCord, sponsored by Proneuron Biotechnologies, Inc., is a randomized-controlled study involving patients with acute complete spinal cord injury who meet study criteria.
Expertise is also available in neck pain, back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders as well as injured worker and general physiatry problems.