How nerve transfer surgery was used to restore movement in young adults with complete paralysis in their arms

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Surgeons remove a working donor nerve

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Donor nerve is used to bypass damaged section of nerve

Nerve signal to arm

Nerves

Site of damaged section of nerve

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Signals are restored to the muscle that straightens the elbow

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Surgeons remove a working donor nerve

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Donor nerve is used to bypass damaged section of nerve

Nerve signal to arm

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Signals are restored to the muscle that straightens the elbow

Nerves

Site of damaged section of nerve