Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Swedish Tetrahand Service Awarded

Jan Fridén and Johanna Wangdell
The Swedish National Centre for Reconstructive Tetraplegia Hand Surgery was awarded the Quality Prize for Good Care at a ceremony hosted at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital on November 1st. Jury citation reads as follow: "This work describes the results of surgical restoration of arm and hand function in tetraplegia. Central to the design of the treatment has been the patient's own prioritized goals with surgery. This scientific work undertaken has shown that patient expectations are met at the highest international level. The work inspires good internal control and has been pursued with great dedication and endurance which now results in a 10-years follow-up".  Prize was 20000 SEK (2300 €).