Sherry Slater | The Journal Gazette
Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne today announced it is the first in Indiana to offer stroke patients technology that helps them walk.
The hospital, which is part of Lutheran Health Network, is on the Lutheran campus in southwest Fort Wayne.
The Ness L300 Plus system uses electric stimulation “to activate weakened muscles” in patients who’ve suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. The Food and Drug Administration-approved equipment can also help people with multiple sclerosis.
A hospital official said using the equipment early during rehabilitation treatment might mean the difference between a patient being able to live at home and being forced to live in a nursing home.