The Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital in Jerusalem has recently acquired a groundbreaking device from the USA, which allows for incredible therapeutic options for patients who have been injured in their legs. Developed at NASA, this device is the only and first of its kind in Jerusalem and has been used to rehabilitate various types of injuries that have led to a limitation or prevention of walking.
The device works by allowing patients to step slightly and be carried in the air by air that flows from below. This allows them to start putting weight on their foot in a measured and supervised manner almost immediately after surgery. As a result, patients are able to progress much faster with their rehabilitation than before.
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 it helped him feel like he was on the way to walking with both feet independently.
Professor Isabella Schwartz, director of the rehabilitation department at Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital, explained that Dvir’s determination and desire to move forward were an inspiration to everyone around him. The hospital is excited about the new therapeutic options provided by this device and looks forward to helping more patients with their rehabilitation efforts.