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Surgeons Successfully Restore Partial Hand Function Using Peripheral Nerve Transfer Following Patient's Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

A plastic surgeon and neurosurgeon have successfully utilized peripheral nerve transfer to bypass a cervical spinal cord injury and restore partial function in both hands to a quadriplegic patient.
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