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Peripheral nerves are the nerves that carry simple commands from the brain to the legs, arms, hands and feet. They enable people to feel sensation and to perform motor skills involving such basic activities as bending the elbow, buttoning a shirt and stepping forward.

Injuries to the shoulder, arms and legs are common — numbering in the hundreds of thousands each year. Specialists at the Center for Nerve Injury and Paralysis provide comprehensive care for patients with these types of injuries.

The center's specialists include plastic and reconstructive surgeons, neurologists, and therapists specially trained in the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries and disorders. In addition to their technical proficiency, our medical staff focuses on care of the patient throughout the treatment process to ensure the best results for each individual.