Navigation Links
Creating the Bionic Woman: Making Nerves Spring Back to Life
Date:10/28/2007

Cutting-Edge Nerve Repair Discussed at American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Annual Meeting

BALTIMORE, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the debut of NBC's "Bionic Woman," the notion of a bionic person is thought of as merely television fantasy. However, the bionic woman is getting closer to reality as reconstructive plastic surgeons perform quality-of-life-enhancing peripheral nerve surgeries once thought impossible. In fact, plastic surgeons are perfecting a nerve surgery that will allow humans to better interface with machines, giving amputees the ability to better move prosthetics, say presenters at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2007 conference in Baltimore.

"Peripheral nerves control the body's motor and sensory functions and injuries can be devastating, significantly impacting a patient's ability to perform normal activities," said W.P. Andrew Lee, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon and panel moderator. "We are restoring patients' movement through reconstructive plastic surgery that allows nerves and muscles to merge with, power, and move prosthetic devices. The bionic person is no longer just a Hollywood concept."

On the forefront, plastic surgeons are perfecting a new nerve transfer procedure where nerve fibers from a neighboring muscle are redirected to the damaged muscle to provide function. The nerve branches from the original muscle and the redirected nerve branches to the damaged muscle then compensate for the loss by growing extra branches. Within months, the damaged muscle regains function from the "borrowed" nerve fibers.

"Before, we had to wait for the nerve to slowly regenerate and hope the muscle was still healthy and had some functionality once the nerve reconnected to it," said Paul Cederna, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon and lecture presenter. "While plastic surgeons have been talking about this type of nerve transfer for some time, it wasn't until recently that w
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. New CEO at TDS on creating a culture of innovation (Part 2)
2. Creating thousands of jobs, Chicagos biotech space to triple
3. Creating a public service for multimedia content
4. Bill would deny tax credits to firms creating stem-cell cultures
5. Grant winners hope to cultivate job-creating tech businesses
6. New Tools for Making and Processing Protein Microarrays.
7. Making deals with evolving technologies in mind
8. Fusion 2007: Making the business case for technology
9. Making the transition from Web 2.0 to Web 2.007
10. 9 tips for making 90 seconds count in an investment pitch
11. Making sure YourSpace is technologically sound
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Eckert & Ziegler ... Spectrometry (AMS) services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, ... the company in the position of Director of Science ... broad and valuable experience in drug metabolism and bioanalysis ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... | RBJ today announces the firm brokered a long-term lease ... leading biopharmaceutical company, at Two Ledgemont Center in ... , president, and Brian Cohen , senior vice president, ... at 95 Hayden Ave. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170765 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) Xpress System, a ... received AOAC-PTM Certifications for the six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. ... referred to as STEC or the “Big-6”) as well as ... (cfu) per 325 g of raw ground beef and raw ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Controlled Substance Compliance ... which helps companies check the legal requirements around using ... to China. , As their international operations expand ... adopting software solutions built as a result of the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 2Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 3Transwestern?RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Crystal Diagnostics Awarded AOAC-PTM Accreditation for the Rapid Detection of “Big 6” E.coli Food Pathogens 2Global Compliance Service for Controlled Substances to Expand to China 2
... Spectrum Equity Investors of Boston will become the new ... provider of technology to mortgage lenders. , , Spectrum ... $84 million recapitalization of Mortgagebot. , ,Following the transaction, ... Mortgagebot's board of directors. Terms of the transaction were ...
... Third Wave Technologies Inc. , a developer of molecular ... is being sued by Belgium-based Innogenetics N.V. , which ... a separate case, Third Wave has won a ruling against ... provider of diagnostic and therapeutic products, with a focus on ...
... - With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists ... charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in ... disorders. , ,The lithium battery is the workhorse of ... heart and help the central nervous system make critical ...
Cached Biology Technology:Boston equity firm becomes majority owner of Cedarburg-based Mortgagebot 2Third Wave sued by one firm; gets injunction against another 2New battery technology helps stimulate nerves 2New battery technology helps stimulate nerves 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Wearable Technologies Market and Applications, Opportunities, ... and Forecast 2014-2020" report to their offering. ... devices that can be worn on the user,s ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fx4bg3/the_global ) ... Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets" report to ... This insight provides an overview ... markets. Watermarking aims to control and monitor piracy ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... LaunchKey , the first decentralized mobile authentication and authorization ... era, today announced the close of $3 million in ... Metamorphic Ventures with participation from ENIAC Ventures, Crosslink Capital, ... has raised $4 million to date, and will use ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Wearable Technologies Market and Applications, Opportunities, Industry Analysis, Segmentation, Size, Growth, Share, Overview, Trends and Forecast 2014-2020 2The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 3
... by researchers from the University of York suggests protected ... as the iconic Acacia tree., Acacia, the thorny flat-topped ... component of ecosystem diversity. However, the researchers found that ... through the protected area network, which includes national parks, ...
... Paleontology, with its rocks and fossils, seems far removed ... dishes and embryos. Whereas paleontology strives to determine "What ... embryos to try to answer "How did it happen?" ... that benefit both fields. In the current issue ...
... could control the fungal disease that is threatening the UK,s ... at Imperial College London,s Silwood Park Campus in Berkshire and ... entered the country via ash saplings imported from the ... an estimated 100,000 diseased saplings and mature trees in the ...
Cached Biology News:Protected areas in East Africa may not be conserving iconic plants 2Protected areas in East Africa may not be conserving iconic plants 3Recent studies bring fossils and genes together to piece together evolutionary history 2Recent studies bring fossils and genes together to piece together evolutionary history 3Researchers test solution to fungal disease of ash trees 2Researchers test solution to fungal disease of ash trees 3
Request Info...
... EPS 3501 XL Power Supply, 1. ... voltage, constant current, constant power, and linear ... proteins to focused equilibrium in IPG strips ... modes compensate for variations in gel thickness, ...
MOUSE ANTI BOVINE CD335:ALEXA 488 Immunogen: Fusion protein consisting of the extracellular region of bovine CD335....
... Complete Derivation Kit is intended for ... from delayed blastocysts in serum-free conditions. ... Clonal Grade Medium ... Incubation Medium Trypsin Solution Gelatin ...
Biology Products: