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Medical Advances for Brachial Plexus Injuries

Three men have received prosthetic hands that are controlled with their brain. The medical advance in prosthetics is remarkable and highly appealing to those who have suffered brachial plexus injuries. The men are from Austria and have suffered brachial plexus injuries due to motorcycle accidents and rock climbing accidents. They have undergone surgeries to repair and reconstruct their hands unsuccessfully and decided to participate in the experimental procedure.

At the Medical University of Vienna, Dr. Oskar Aszmann amputated the patients injured limb and used the nerves and muscles by transplanting them to the severed area of nerves in the brachial plexus and at the site of the amputation. This allows the men to use new neural signals to control a prosthetic hand. Brachial plexus injuries typically leave individuals without the ability to control a prosthetic hand. Dr. Aszmann is expecting the procedure to be adopted by other doctors and is excited for the groundbreaking medical advancements. The men are satisfied with the procedure and have stated that the prosthetics are easy to control.

The skilled St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth are dedicated professionals with over 95 years of combined experience in brachial plexus injury cases, and are ready to serve you. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. Likewise, when represented by Meyerkord & Kurth, you will receive the personal attention and excellent service that you deserve while we work tirelessly for you to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Please contact us today for a free consultation at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318.

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