Repairs for both everyday and severe traumas are performed routinely at our center. Direct nerve repairs, nerve tube connection, nerve grafting, nerve transfers, and tendon transfers are techniques commonly employed to restore function, prioritizing speed and quality of recovery, while minimizing morbidity.
Cut nerve ends and sutured end to end together to perform a direct repair.
Nerve Tube Connections
A tube is used to connect two nerve ends to guide a nerve repair to its target and to concentrate growth factors.
Areas of damaged nerves can be removed and replaced with nerve grafts to try and facilitate regrowth of the nerve.
Healthy, undamaged nerves can be re-routed into injured nerves to try and reawaken paralyzed muscles or provide improvement of sensory function to critical areas These nerves may come from unaffected parts of the arm or leg, or from other sources such as the rib cage or upper shoulder and back.
Muscles that remain functional can be rerouted to provide function that was otherwise lost.