Nerve Transfers and AFM: Part One

August 8, 2019

The TMA is pleased to be joined by surgeons Dr. Amy Moore from Washington University School of Medicine and Dr. Dan Zlotolow from The Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia and Greenville, The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, and The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The doctors discuss the purpose of nerve transfers in patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and what the surgery entails. They discuss what qualifications they look for in a candidate for nerve transfer. Dr. Moore discusses nerve decompression and how she determines if a patient could benefit from this type of surgery. Dr. Zlotolow discusses phrenic nerve damage and restoring respiratory function in individuals with AFM.