Nerve Transplant Surgery Gives Hope to Stroke Victims

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...Full Story
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