This question was answered on Sat 04, Oct 2008 04:52am by Dr Noopur S, MD

severed spinal cord repair. is there a surgery out there that can repair this injury so that person can be mobile again

    
Asked by deemmeridian (Male; 23; USA; unknown ; Relevant drugs:unknown ) on Sun 07, Sep 2008 11:56am

i have a friend whom has a severed spinal cord. is there a surgery out there that can repair that so maybe he will have mobility again some day in his life he's only 23yrs old and it happened 3 yrs ago. he paralized from the sholders down. if he got a surgery like this could he walk again or be able to move any part of his body again?

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Answer by Dr Noopur S, MD  on Sat 04, Oct 2008 04:52am:

Hi, Thanks for writing in. Spinal injuries are usually irreversible so it is very difficult to tell what his chances of recovery are. I would suggest you to consult a good neurologist as soon as possible and seek his advice as it is only after a thorough neurological examination it can be decided if he will be able to recover or not. Take care!
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