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Applied Research in Muscular Simulation

Special Focus
Surgical Restoration of Hand Function Following Tetraplegia
 
Picture of Subjects ARM   Surgical candidates are evaluated pre-operatively to assess strength, range of motion, and current functional hand use as well as to identify outcome goals.
   
A tendon transfer creates a new link between an individual’s intact motor system and an important function that has been lost.The tendon of an intact muscle is released from its normal insertion, rerouted within the limb, and then attached to the tendon of a paralyzed muscle.   Picture of Tendon Transfer Surgery
 
Picture of Subjects using Lateral Pinch force   Surgical restoration of hand function allows individuals with tetraplegia to participate in daily tasks and leisure activities with more independence and greater ease.
     

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