Evaluation of nerve transfer surgery in people with tetraplegia.

Evaluation of nerve transfer surgery in people with tetraplegia.

Principle Investigator: Mary Galea

The aims of this project are to:
1) conduct a prospective case series of nerve transfer surgery in eligible patients with tetraplegia;
2) implement and refine a standardised protocol for clinical and neurophysiological assessment and postoperative
therapy;
3) evaluate the outcomes and cost of nerve transfers and to compare to costs of standard care from the
SCIPA Hands-On trial. Fifteen patients (30-50 nerve transfers) with a complete or incomplete SCI between
C5 and C7, who are deemed suitable for surgery by the Upper Limb Program Team will be evaluated.

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