Limb Restoration Clinic

Drawing on the latest innovative techniques from around the world, the internationally renowned team of the Limb Restoration Clinic (LRC) at The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center treats any complex condition that limits limb function, whether resulting from congenital disorders, disease, or traumatic injuries, including:

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

State-of the-Art Techniques

Restoration of nerve function

  • Nerve repair and nerve grafting
  • Nerve transfers
  • Tendon and muscle transfers
  • Microsurgical free functional muscle transfers (FFMT)
  • Nerve releases and decompression
  • Neuroma excision

Restoration of limb deficiencies

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

Restoration of joint and bony injuries

  • Complex fracture care including treatment of nonunion and malunion
  • Bone transport
  • Microsurgical Free Tissue Transfer (Free Flaps) – including bone
  • Endoprosthetics
  • Joint replacements

Restoration of limb defects

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

Accomplishments of the LRC Team

  • Team leader for the 1st pediatric Hand Transplant
  • Received $750,000 in research grants
  • Developed and improved several complex surgical techniques
  • Taught multiple surgeon-level courses on nerve and soft tissue flap reconstructions
  • Secured 10 patents with several others patent-pending
  • Presented more than 100 research projects at national and international meetings
  • Published more than 80 peer reviewed scientific articles
  • Authored more than 60 textbook chapters and edited two textbooks
  • Organized more than 20 national and international conferences
  • Founded 3 professional societies including Plexus Nexus
  • Led 3 outreach medical missions to Africa, Latin America, Vietnam and Dominican Republic
  • Extensive travel throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America as invited lecturers and consultants with more than 150 lectures

Team Approach to Individualized Care

Bringing together internationally renowned specialists in nerve, bone, and soft-tissue injuries from Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Occupational and Certified Hand Therapy, and Prosthetics, as well as mental health practitioners and social workers, each patient at the Limb Restoration Clinic is evaluated to develop a comprehensive and personalized plan for optimizing their function and minimizing pain. With access to the latest technology, methods, and techniques from around the world, patients at the Limb Restoration Clinic receive the best care possible anywhere. The LRC is the final stop for everything from devastating limb injuries to the overlooked and undertreated conditions that keep patients from being at their best.

Schedule a Consultation

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

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