A paralyzed man with a spinal cord injury to the C7 vertebrae is able to move his fingers again. Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine rerouted working nerves in the patient’s upper arms to restore some hand function. Dr. Ida Fox discusses the procedure described in the Journal of Neurosurgery.
Dr. Ida Fox is an Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine. He is based in St. Louis, Missouri.