Conditions We Treat
About the Conditions We Treat
The Center for Treatment of Paralysis & Reconstructive Nerve Surgery provides a variety of cutting edge treatments for the following conditions:
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Facial Reanimation
- Foot Drop
- Leg Paralysis
- Nerve Compression Syndromes
- Occipital Neuralgia
- Paralysis resulting from accidents and strokes
- Paralyzed diaphragm/ventilator-based breathing
- Phrenic Nerve Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Stroke Treatment
The Center utilizes nerve-related surgeries and other procedures to enable paralysis patients, previously told that nothing more could be done for their condition or related complications, to live full and active lives.
In fact, there are ten areas that paralyzed patients may find more compelling hope:
- Paralysis from a stroke: We have restored functionality of stroke patients through procedures including, "cross chest brachial plexus neurotization."
- Impaired breathing from spinal cord injuries: Phrenic nerve surgery may restore movement of the lungs and diaphragm impaired by spinal cord injuries.
- Life-altering pressure sores:Taking nerves from a patient's paralyzed leg and grafting from the rib to the sciatic nerve, we may relieve and prevent life-altering paraplegic pressure ulcers.
- Lifetime reliance on feeding tubes to swallow: To restore sensation and movement needed to eat and swallow – often a side effect of stroke patients and acute paraplegia – our team transfers nerves from within the neck to the throat to stop reliance on feeding tubes for survival.
- Neuropathy pain and risk of limb amputation: We perform a minimally invasive surgical procedure known as triple nerve decompression, which can mitigate pain, restore sensation, and ultimately may reduce risk of amputation.
- Arm paralysis as a result of injury or medical problems: The most minimally invasive long-term solution may be to transplant nerves from the patient's ankle to the damaged nerves to restore the arm's functionality.
- Foot drop: Foot drop may be treated by transferring nerves from the leg to the peroneal nerve area – the nerve that communicates to the muscles to lift the foot.
- Partial facial paralysis: Sensation and movement may be restored in patients suffering from partial facial paralysis by transplanting nerves from the functioning side of the face.
- Lifelong rehabilitation as the only option for paraplegics: Surgical options coupled with rehabilitation may yield even greater results than rehabilitation alone.
- Dependence on splint: To eliminate patients' dependence on splints to function, we use several different techniques to strengthen muscles and/or replace permanent use of a splint.