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manouli
12-21-2007, 10:28 PM
Doctors said that the nerve has to regrow along the grafted one at a rate of one inch per month. How long will take us to regrow our nerves through our whole body if there is a way to do it. Is there a way to make them grow faster?



Nerve Transplant Surgery Gives Hope to Stroke Victims

Stroke Victims Could Regain Nerve Control After Cutting-Edge New Surgery


A delicate nerve transplant surgery could actually reverse paralysis in stroke victims.

A New Jersey man is currently recovering from the rare nerve surgery that doctors hope will give him back use of his right side, which he lost after suffering a stroke.

Doctors took healthy nerves from the legs of Vinni Filipini, 44, and connected them to his right arm, which he cannot use.

"This is the first time we have done this for a stroke patient," said Dr. Andrew Elkwood, chairman of the division of Plastic Surgery Monmouth Medical.


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