Tendon Transfer: Restoring Hand & Arm Function to Spinal Cord Patients

Published: May 31, 2018  |  Source: youtube.com  | Spinal Cord Injury:

After suffering a severe spinal cord injury from a bad fall at work, Scott McConnell had little function remaining in his hands and arms. Loyola Medicine orthopedic surgeon Michael Bednar, MD, was able to restore key functions with a series of operations called tendon transfers. Tendon transfers can enable patients to grasp objects, open the hand, pinch the thumb and straighten the elbow. “I have a lot more ability in both my hands and my arms,” Mr. McConnell said.

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