Quadriplegia Nerve Surgery

This is often done when a patient has suffered paralysis due to injury or disease, and they have limited use of their limbs due to damage to the central nervous system. This type of surgery can help improve the quality of life for those with quadriplegia. Patients with good shoulder function and elbow flexion can have nerve transfers to help restore finger function and elbow extension.

How Does Quadriplegia Nerve Transfer Work?

Nerve transfer is a surgical technique used to restore movement and feeling in patients with quadriplegia. This procedure involves taking functioning nerves from different areas of the body and transferring them to a denervated target nerve. The goal is to provide reinnervation to the affected muscle or sensory end organ, thus restoring some lost function. With quadriplegia, there may be damage to multiple nerves in a limb, which can make the nerve transfer process more complex.

In such cases, doctors may use multiple donor nerves to properly reinnervate the damaged area. In addition, patients will typically require physical therapy after surgery in order for them to learn how to control their new nerves and restore as much range of motion and strength as possible. With continued effort and patience on behalf of the patient, nerve transfer has been shown to offer hope for regaining lost functionality and improved mobility.

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When is Quadriplegia Nerve Transfer an Option?

When considering our quadriplegia nerve transfer in Denver as an option, it’s important to understand what this type of surgery entails. Our team takes the time to explain each step fully, ensuring you are comfortable with every aspect of the procedure before anything is done. We also provide full pre-surgery diagnostic testing and post-operative care plans designed to address any potential risks we find during testing.

Am I a Good Candidate for Quadriplegia Nerve Transfer?

Once you decide on proceeding with quadriplegia nerve transfer surgery at Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care, we will perform a detailed assessment which includes a discussion about medical history, lifestyle habits, expectations for the outcome, and other relevant factors such as age, health status, and general mobility level. With all this information we create an individualized plan for success tailored specifically for you.

Quadriplegia Nerve Transfer, What to Expect?

During the procedure itself, there may be some discomfort, but it is typically short-lived as most modern techniques minimize further damage through careful planning throughout the process. Once complete our team will work diligently over time to help ensure regaining strength in areas previously paralyzed by injury or disease meet your expectations quickly and effectively while minimizing any long-term side effects such as muscle spasms or loss of sensation in treated areas.

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Why Choose Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care for Quadriplegia Nerve Transfers?

At Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care, our experienced team of surgeons, neurologists, and therapists specialize in quadriplegia nerve transfers in Denver. We understand the special considerations that come with each individual case and offer comprehensive care options tailored specifically to meet your needs and goals.

At the Atlas Institute, we understand the difficulties of nerve-specific maladies, and they can be fixed with our advanced training. We have access to a state-of-the-art nerve center, equipped with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technology to provide solutions for pain or dysfunction. Our focus is purely on the technical aspects of surgery and treatment, ensuring all patients get the best care possible.

An Accurate Treatment Plan Based on Your Nerve Issue

With a precise diagnosis and an accurate treatment plan, even severe nerve pain or dysfunction can be relieved. We want our patients to be able to lead pain-free lives without resorting to self-medication or relying on prescription drugs that may come with dangerous side effects.
At the Atlas Institute, we are committed to providing personalized surgical or non-surgical procedures that bring relief from symptoms associated with the condition — whether it's numbness, loss of function, pain, or other issues — while also giving patients back their confidence through beautiful results.

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