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.
Dr. Wilson Ray at Washingon University in St. Louis is currently treating tetraplegia patients with nerve transfer surgery.
If you or a loved one has been living with a cervical spinal cord injury, there may be help.
To speak with Dr. Ray or his team about one of your patients, please contact us.