Neurosurgeon makes major advancement in paralysis treatment
The director of the Neurosurgery Peripheral Nerve Program at the UCSD School of Medicine, Dr. Justin M. Brown, M.D., has made a groundbreaking advancement in restorative neurology.
Dr. Brown has pioneered a treatment that helps patients recover movement and sensation in their extremities after suffering traumatic spinal cord injuries. His “nerve transfer” technique has been successful in giving improved results over traditional restorative nerve treatments.
A nerve transfer rewires a nerve from one part of the body to be functional in another area that has lost function. These transfers help restore independence to people who would otherwise need constant help from others.
Dr. Brown is the president and co-founder of the International Society for Restorative Neurology.