Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ, along with reconstructive surgeons from The Plastic Surgery Center, have established the Center for the Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery (the Center), which will combine advanced surgical treatments for paralysis and nerve damage, with rehabilitation, continuum care, and research.

The Center says its medical team is comprised of a group of surgeons who are leaders in the field of paralysis treatment using advanced nerve reconstruction techniques. The surgeons perform a number of operations to help patients suffering from life-altering medical conditions who are often unaware that a treatment is available. Some of these conditions include:

* Paralysis resulting from accidents and strokes
* Neuropathy pain and risk of amputation
* Paralyzed diaphragm/ventilator-based breathing from spinal cord injuries
* Life-altering pressure sores
* Facial reanimation

Jersey Shore University Medical Center has a Level II Trauma Center, a cardiovascular center, and a regional Stroke Rescue Center. Its new Center strives to improve the understanding of paralysis, pioneering new life-altering approaches for treatment, and educating future generations of medical professionals and clinicians.

A symposium to launch the Center will take place on November 18 at the Reception Center at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. If you are a physician, nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist, or case manager and are interested in attending the symposium, contact Angella Shand at (732) 776-4129 or [email protected].

For more information about the Center, or the symposium, please visit

[Source: Jersey Shore University Medical Center]