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Nerve Transfer Surgery

So I’ve had my pre-operation checkup, another nerve conduction study, and now my surgeon has booked me in for the surgery. The operation will take 4-6 hours.My surgeon, Alex O’Beirne, is going to do 4 nerve transfers in my arm. This will hopefully allow me to lift up my arm, rotate my arm in and out, bend up my elbow, and turn my lower arm (roll it in and out) .

I’m having the surgery on the 4th of July at St John of God Private Hospital in Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia.

I’m feeling fairly confident, the only thing I am worried about is that there is a chance that Alex will only have time to do 3 out of the 4 transfers depending on how long the first 3 take. The anaesthetist may get concerned at the length of time I am under for and may want to stop the operation and wake me up.

So fingers crossed I get all 4 done!

I found a website that explains nerve transfers in a way that’s easy to understand. So I wanted to share the link so we can all use it to explain to our family and friends!

http://nerve.wustl.edu/nd_transfer.php

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