Online Patient Resources
Sports Injury and Health
Our Sports Health and Safety Institute is an international education, advocacy and research organization dedicated to sports safety and the value of sports participation.
The University of Washington's Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS), headquartered at the University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Harborview Medical Center, is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
General Health Information
The Medicine Plus website is extremely comprehensive and easy to navigate with links to hundreds of authoritative sites. Many experts say this is the place to start your medical search on any condition.
The University of Washington offers a 24-hour, toll-free consultation and referral service for health care professionals and their clients with spinal cord injury. To contact MEDCON, dial 206-543-5300 if you live in the Seattle area, or 800-326-5300 if you are calling long distance. An operator will direct your call to the physician or other health care professional best able to answer your question.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website has brief articles about various neurological disorders that are linked to the specific national associations. This website includes information on strokes, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, etc.
The American Chronic Pain Association website is a good source of information for patients with chronic pain.
The Global Pain Initiative provides an online educational and support community for persons in pain, their families, and physicians. The information on treatment is peer reviewed by pain specialists.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
The Paralyzed Veterans of America website is for Veterans who have experienced spinal cord dysfunction (SCI). It has a good section on living with SCI which can be accessed by the public.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS), centered within the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
How to Prepare for Surgery
Click the following link to watch a video about important information and resources needed for your upcoming surgery: