Limb Restoration Clinic

Drawing on the latest innovative clinical and surgical techniques, the internationally renowned team of the Limb Restoration Clinic (LRC) at Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center treats all complex conditions that limit limb function resulting from congenital disorders, disease or traumatic injuries including:

  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Neuroma/Nerve Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Injury (Birth and Traumatic)
  • Parsonage Turner Syndrome
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
  • Transverse and Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Amputations of the Upper and Lower Limb
  • Congenital Limb Deficiencies
  • Cancer / Tumors
  • Arthrogryposis

Administrative Office

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Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
ATTN: Limb Restoration Clinic
834 Chestnut Street, Suite G114
Philadelphia, PA 19107

State of the Art Techniques

Restoration of Nerve Function

  • Nerve repair and nerve graft
  • Nerve transfers
  • Tendon and muscle transfer
  • Neuroma excision
  • Microvascular free functional muscle transfers (FFMT)
  • Nerve releases and decompression

Restoration of Limb Deficiencies

  • Targeted Muscle Re-innervation (TMR)
  • Starfish Procedure
  • Osseointegration
  • Limb contouring

Restoration of Joint and Body Injuries

  • Bone transport
  • Endoprosthetics
  • Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer (Free Flaps) – including bone

Restoration of Limb Defects

  • Limb salvage procedures
  • Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer (Free Flaps) – including soft tissue and skin
  • Scar revision including autologous fat grafting
  • Treatment of soft tissue defects from sarcoma, bone cancer, and other malignancies
  • Treatment of chronic, nonhealing wounds (infection, post-radiation, etc.)

Accomplishments of the LRC Team Members

  • Surgical team leader for the 1st pediatric Hand Transplant
  • Received $750,000 in research grants
  • Developed several complex surgical techniques
  • Taught multiple surgical courses on nerve and soft tissue flap reconstructions
  • Secured 10 medical device patents with several others patent-pending
  • Presented more than 100 research projects at national and international meetings
  • Published more than 100 peer reviewed scientific articles
  • Authored more than 60 textbook chapters and edited two textbooks
  • Organized more than 20 national and international conferences
  • Founded 4 professional societies including Plexus Nexus
  • Led 4 outreach medical missions to Africa, Latin America, Vietnam and Dominican Republic
  • Presented more than 150 lectures around the world including Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.


Team Approach to Individualized Care

Utilizing the latest internationally-recognized technology and surgical techniques, the skilled team at the Limb Restoration Clinic can help to restore and improve limb function in patients with devastating injuries and untreated or undertreated conditions. Our approach brings together renowned orthopedic and plastic surgeons, occupational therapists, and prosthetists who specialize in nerve, bone and soft-tissue conditions to evaluate each patient and develop a personalized and comprehensive plan to minimize pain and discomfort and optimize function.

Schedule a Consultation

The Limb Restoration Clinic at Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center is located at 834 Chestnut Street, Suite G114, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The Clinic welcomes new patients and most major insurance plans are accepted. To schedule a consultation with our team, call 215-521-3011.