Nerve Transplant for Paraplegic Patients After Spinal Cord Injury: Q&A With Dr. Andrew Elkwood

The Plastic Surgery Center/Institute for Advanced Reconstruction’s own Dr. Andrew Elkwood recently discussed his study of performing nerve graft transplantation using allograft or autograft tendon to restore extremities function in paraplegic patients after spinal cord injury, central nervous system insult or stroke. The study was approved on Nov. 18, 2011 and will follow patients for 12 months after surgery. Read the Q&A here at Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review.