Restoring Movement to Paralyzed Limbs Through Nerve Transfers
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Khashoggi, Prescription Drugs, Nerve Transfer, Aztec Wisdom
Episode: Khashoggi, Prescription Drugs, Nerve Transfer, Aztec Wisdom
- Dec 6, 2018 10:00 pm
- 18:48 mins
Guest: Amy Moore, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Millions of Americans are living with some form of paralysis due to an injury, stroke or illness that damages the nervous system. While doctors haven’t yet discovered how to return full mobility in extreme cases of paralysis, they are making big strides in a technique called nerve transfer – which involves taking a healthy nerve from one part of the body and plugging it in to the paralyzed area.