Decision aid about tendon vs. nerve transfer vs. no surgery after spinal cord injury

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The team is developing a web-based tool for people who have had a cervical level spinal cord injury (SCI) that limits movement in their arms and hands. The tool will help them learn about 2 types of surgery that can help bring back (regain) movements, strength, or both, that were lost from the injury. These surgeries are called nerve transfer and tendon transfer.

Fox, I.K. (2018 – 2019). Supporting Patient Decisions About UE Surgery in Cervical SCI. Identifier NCT03464409.

This project is supported by a Department of Defense grant to Dr. Fox.

This project is led by Dr. Ida Fox with collaboration from Dr. Mary Politi, Dr. Aimee James, and a team of external advisors.