Recently the Centre for Advanced Reconstruction of Extremities (CARE) re-opened its doors after adjusting the facilities to better meet the needs of the patients coming for treatment. And the patients, they come from near and far.
The centre is unique in the sense that it offers highly specialized treatments – bone-anchored prostheses for amputees and hand surgery for tetraplegic patients – under one roof. These patient groups have different needs, but they all have one common goal – to increase their quality of life by becoming more independent. It is with this, and other individually specified wishes, in mind that the multidisciplinary medical team plan the treatment. There are synergies between the patient groups and the medical teams respectively that is of mutual benefit for the research and development carried out in this field. In other words, the medical team, also researchers, and the patients work in close interaction to ensure continuous improvement of the treatments offered.
During the opening ceremony invited guests got the opportunity to see the ward facilities up close, speak to patients who have undergone the surgeries and meet the management of the centre headed by Senior Consultant in Hand Surgery, Carina Reinholdt.
Magnus Niska, the first patient in the world with a nerve and mind controlled robotic arm prosthesis, cut the ribbon to officially open the newly renovated ward and Lars Grip, Director of Research, Development and Education and Assistant Director at Sahlgrenska University Hospital shared his thoughts on why CARE is important for the hospital and patients worldwide. He emphasized that CARE is a centre of excellence that will serve as an example and in time pave the way for new centres of this kind.
The centre is situated at Mölndal hospital. The ward consists of 7 patient rooms and is open Monday through Friday.
Together with the team behind CARE, Sahlgrenska I.C. is looking forward to welcoming patients from all over the world.