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Restoring Hand Function to Quadriplegic Patient

May 17, 2012

Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient with a spinal cord injury at the C7 vertebra, the lowest bone in the neck. Instead of operating on the spine itself, the surgeons rerouted working nerves in the upper arms.  Credit: Clark Bowen



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