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Pain medication is managed with the placement of an intrathecal catheter exactly like an epidural catheter used for laboring women, except that the catheter resides in the intrathecal space where the cerebrospinal fluid resides instead of the epidural space. Burn Center offers new pain management approach for patients
Doctors at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are utilizing a novel method of administering pain medication to burn patients in the burn intensive care unit in hopes to mitigate opioid addiction and other complications associated with burn care.
0 11/06
2017
We really do have the technology: 3-D printing takes wounded warriors to a new dimension 3-D printing takes wounded warriors to a new dimension
One wounded warrior wanted to amble around the hotel pool during his honeymoon without strapping on prosthetic legs. Another wanted ice skates to fit snugly onto his prosthetic feet so he’d receive the sensory feedback he’d come to expect when engaging in his favorite pastime. And yet another wanted to hold a fishing rod while enjoying full use of the hook where his hand used to be.
0 11/03
2017
Coaching Wounded warrior coaches help athletes advance in their recovery
From Sept. 23-30, 2017 more than 550 wounded service members from 17 nations are competing in Toronto, Canada, for the 2017 Invictus Games. About 85 wounded warriors represent Team USA with about 20 of those making up Team Air Force.
0 9/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo 2017 Invictus Games slated to commence Sept. 23
Athletes from around the world will come together in Toronto, to compete in the 2017 Invictus Games, uniting more than 550 wounded, ill or injured military service members from 17 nations to compete in 12 unique sporting events.
0 9/19
2017
Invisible Wounds Panel Invisible wounds: Finding a voice
Air Force leadership and wounded warriors came together to speak out on invisible wounds during a panel discussion at this year’s Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2017.
0 9/18
2017
A member of the Patriot Guard Riders welcomes competitors of the 2017 Air Force Warrior Game Trials outside the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 24, 2017 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. These trials are part of an adaptive sports program, headed by the Wounded Warrior Program, designed to promote the mental and physical wellbeing of seriously wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chip Pons) 2017 AF Trials commence
Dozens of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Australian and Great Britain wounded warriors gathered here Feb. 24, 2017, to mark the opening ceremony of the fourth annual Air Force Warrior Game Trials competition at the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. These trials are part of an adaptive sports program, headed by the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans.
0 2/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Trials for wounded warriors to begin Feb. 24
Air Force Trials for wounded warriors begins Feb. 24 and runs through March 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
0 2/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo DOD Warrior Games begin June 15
The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games, an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, will take place June 15-21 in West Point, New York.
0 6/13
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF Wounded Warrior Program helps ease the troubles
Two wounded warriors and their caregivers talked about how they’ve benefited from the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program and some areas of improvement during the Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 16.
0 9/16
2015
Retired Senior Master Sgt. Mike Sanders enjoys a moment of rest April 10, 2014, during the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sanders is a cancer survivor and an active participant in Air Force Wounded Warrior program. Sanders was told he was free of the disease in 2008 and has been using sports as part of his recovery process. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr)
Wounded warrior battles life, career, competition
He had known about the cancer, but until his trip to the emergency room that day in 2007, he hadn’t been told how far it had spread throughout his body. The doctor then shared with the master sergeant that his chances of survival over the next five years were at 55 percent and if he was willing to fight, the cancer might not be the death sentence he imagined.
0 6/13
2014
Retired Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane takes a break during an archery competition April 10, 2014, at the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.  After a gunshot wound left his right forearm and hand immobile, Crane immersed himself in adaptive sports, where he has learned new ways to overcome his limitations.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr) Wounded warrior finds new place in the AF family
Words of acceptance are etched on retired Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane's skin, right above a scar that, by itself, embodies the journey he has undertaken. The spider web of pink lines starts midway up the inside of his right arm and continues nearly to his wrist, following the path doctors took as they rushed to save his life and limb.
1 5/01
2014
Default Air Force Logo AF wounded warriors selected for Warrior, Invictus Games
Air Force Wounded Warrior program officials announced the names of the athletes to represent the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games and the Invictus Games at the closing ceremony for the Air Force Trials, in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11.
1 4/18
2014
August O’Neill is kissed by his service dog, Kai, April 9, 2014, during the cycling portion of the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.  O’Neill, an Air Force wounded warrior, competed in the 6-mile men’s handcycle heat with four others.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr)  Warrior athletes gear up during cycling competition
Athletes with bikes of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the standard upright bike to the handcycle, took their turn at the starting line April 9, 2014, during the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
0 4/11
2014
Staff sgt. Mark Johnson raced in a sprinting wheelchair during the track and field portion of the Air Force Trials April 8, 2014, at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nev. The Air Force Trials give injured, ill and wounded Airmen a chance to compete in Paralympic-style events.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr) Air Force Trials take to the track
Air Force wounded warriors throw-down in the track and field event of the Air Force Trials April 8, in Las Vegas, Nev.
0 4/09
2014
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