Our goal is to help individuals who have lost the use of their arms and hands due to a cervical spinal cord injury. We believe nerve transfer surgery has the potential to allow these individuals to regain some sense of independence in their daily life.
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) – Life Changing Facts
- Incidence of SCI is estimated at 40 cases per million annually in the United States.
- Average age is approximately 40 years of age.
- Approximately 259,000 Americans live with an SCI.
- More than 50% of SCI occurs in the cervical spine, resulting in some loss of hand and/or arm function
- Hand function is the most desired function after a cervical SCI.
If you or a loved one has been living with a cervical spinal cord injury, there may be help.
Dr. Wilson Ray at Washingon University in St. Louis is currently treating tetraplegia patients with nerve transfer surgery.
Patients and Families
Learn about our study on nerve transfers sponsored by the DOD!
Complete a short form to see if you may qualify for the nerve transfer clinical trial.
Contact us with any questions.
To speak with Dr. Ray or his team about one of your patients, please contact us.