August 2019 – Did you know Albert Einstein had surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

AUGUST 2019 • Volume 12, No. 8 From the Editor Did you know Albert Einstein had surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)? In 1948, grafting procedures were still a decade in the future. Instead, the surgeon wrapped the visible anterior portion of the aneurysm with polyethene cellophane in an effort to strengthen the aortic … Continue reading “August 2019 – Did you know Albert Einstein had surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?”

July 2019 – Nerve Surgery Resources for RNFAs

July 2019 • Volume 12, No. 7 From the Editor This month The Lancet published a report on a study about nerve transfer surgery for spinal cord injury patients, in which nerve transfer surgery enabled 13 individuals with paralysis to regain some arm and hand functions—see the story later in this issue. That is impressive … Continue reading “July 2019 – Nerve Surgery Resources for RNFAs”

June 2019 – You’re entitled to kick back—and summer is a great time to do it

June 2019 • Volume 12, No. 6 From the Editor   Need a break from work and stress? There’s nothing like settling in with a good summertime read, especially if you can find a cool and comfortable outdoor setting to do it in—or, if you are stuck indoors, maybe a comfy chair with a window … Continue reading “June 2019 – You’re entitled to kick back—and summer is a great time to do it”

May 2019 – Heading into summer – RNFA resources for sports injuries

May 2019 • Volume 12, No. 5 From the Editor As spring makes its way into summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, heavy clothes give way to lighter ones and daylight lasts longer. It just feels natural to move more. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has named May National Physical … Continue reading “May 2019 – Heading into summer – RNFA resources for sports injuries”