NERVE IMAGING - Magnetic Resonance Neurography

Articles & Publications on BPI related sciences
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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Date of Injury: 12/15/02

Level of Injury:
-dominant side C5, C6, & C7 avulsed. C8 & T1 stretched & crushed

BPI Related Surgeries:
-2 Intercostal nerves grafted to Biceps muscle,
-Free-Gracilis muscle transfer to Biceps Region innervated with 2 Intercostal nerves grafts.
-2 Sural nerves harvested from both Calves for nerve grafting.
-Partial Ulnar nerve grafted to Long Triceps.
-Uninjured C7 Hemi-Contralateral cross-over to Deltoid muscle.
-Wrist flexor tendon transfer to middle, ring, & pinky finger extensors.

Surgical medical facility:
Brachial Plexus Clinic at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
(all surgeries successful)

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Theodore Roosevelt
Location: Los Angeles, California USA

NERVE IMAGING - Magnetic Resonance Neurography

Post by Christopher »

This is one of best neuro-imagine techniques available that I know of. ... eurography

It was only available in only few places a few years ago, and only one when I was injured (10 years ago).

Dr Aaron Filler (inventor) Santa Monica, CA

Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD

It looks like Dr Filler has turned his baby into a business:

I'd rather go to a major University using the technology than an outsourced facility, but something is much better than nothing.

One of the major problems with BPI is getting adequate diagnostics. The most accurate to date is exploratory surgery, and that is something you do readily want to jump into, and at the very least with an extremely competent neurosurgeon well practiced in BPI.