Treatments Offered by the Center for the Treatment of Paralysis & Reconstructive Nerve Surgery

April 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

With more than 50 years of combined experience, Dr. Andrew Elkwood and his colleagues at the Center for the Treatment of Paralysis & Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center provide a range of advanced treatments for patients affected by nerve injuries and paralysis. Employing the latest technology and procedures, Dr. Andrew Elkwood and the rest of the Center’s medical team can help patients overcome the effects of disabling injuries and diseases.

The Center offers nerve reconstruction for patients who have suffered injuries to the brachial plexus, a network of nerves that control hand and arm movement. Dr. Andrew Elkwood possesses a deep understanding of this complex procedure, having performed nerve transplants for massive brachial plexus injuries in addition to performing many standard brachial plexus reconstructions. Dr. Andrew Elkwood also specializes in nerve transplantation, an extremely rare procedure requiring contributions from experts in immunology, neurology, infectious diseases, and transplant medicine. All but two of the nerve transplant surgeries undertaken in the world have been performed at the Center for the Treatment of Paralysis & Reconstructive Nerve Surgery.

Peripheral neuropathy, the loss of sensation in one’s extremities, is a leading cause of limb amputations in the United States. The doctors at the Center for the Treatment of Paralysis & Reconstructive Nerve Surgery have led the medical community in the use of nerve decompression reconstructive surgery to treat peripheral neuropathy, helping patients avoid non-healing wounds and the risk of amputation. Dr. Andrew Elkwood and the Center for the Treatment of Paralysis & Reconstructive Nerve Surgery also offer surgical treatments designed to help patients with pressure sores, swallowing disorders, and many other conditions. More information about these conditions and treatments is available at www.jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com.

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