This is a part of the Hot Topic podcast series from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on Managing Pain After Spinal Cord Injury. Robert Irwin, M.D., Associate Professor, discusses A New Standard of Care.

This is definitely a study that I think will lead to a new standard of care for spinal cord injury patients. This will allow us to prevent problems instead of being reactive to everything that comes up, as far as shoulder problems. It will also allow us to decrease the amount of medications they may need, decrease the overall cost of their care. And keep them out in the community, in their homes instead of going to doctor’s offices all the time. So I definitely think that this going to be one of the, probably initial studies that will help change our standard of care for shoulder care in patients with Spinal Cord Injury.

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