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    Paraplegic to Receive Rare Nerve Transplant to Relieve Life-Threatening Pressure Ulce

    Paraplegic to Receive Rare Nerve Transplant to Relieve Life-Threatening Pressure Ulcers

    New Jersey Medical Team to Perform Complex Procedure on 49-Year Old Morganville Father on January 13th
    Friday January 9, 2009, 11:58 am EST


    In a highly rare procedure, a NJ medical team under the direction of Dr. Andrew Elkwood will transfer nerves from the patient’s paralyzed legs to his chest to stimulate sensation in his posterior. Dr. Elkwood, world-renowned in the field of nerve transplantation, will utilize his expertise in a way that can be life-altering for tens of thousands of wheelchair-bound patients whose lives are subjugated by acute pressure ulcers and sores.



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    This is great news . . . hope it works. Someone should ask the doctor (I don't know if anyone will be available tomorrow) about restoring bladder & bowel by transfering nerves.

    Mike
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