Rerouting Working Nerves To Restore Hand Function

May 18, 2012
Originally published on May 18, 2012 1:54 pm

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.