Tyler S. Davis

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Soft-tissue expansion complements existing reconstructive techniques and provides new vistas for the plastic surgeon. The technique finds use for overcoming a shortage of tissue, for obtaining skin with special desirable qualities, for creation of flaps otherwise not possible because of the resultant donor site or limited vascularity, for creation of flaps(More)
Peripheral nerve interfaces that can record from and stimulate large numbers of different nerve fibers selectively and independently may help restore intuitive and effective motor and sensory function after hand amputation. To this end, and extending previous work in two subjects, two 100-electrode Utah Slanted Electrode Arrays (USEAs) were implanted for(More)
We hypothesize that a visual prosthesis capable of evoking high-resolution visual perceptions can be produced using high-electrode-count arrays of penetrating microelectrodes implanted into the primary visual cortex of a blind human subject. To explore this hypothesis, and as a prelude to human psychophysical experiments, we have conducted a set of(More)
Soft-tissue expansion enjoys ever-wider use, but to date an experience using this technique in the lower extremity has never been presented. We reviewed our first 16 patients to describe the indications and contraindications for the use of tissue expansion in the lower extremity. Guidelines evolved from study of the data. Soft-tissue expansion merits(More)
We have designed a device for long-term head fixation for use in behaving nonhuman primates that is robust yet minimally invasive and simple to use. This device is a modified version of the halo system that is used in humans for cervical traction and stabilization after spinal column injuries. This device consists of an aluminum halo with four titanium(More)
Micro-electrode arrays (MEAs) have been used in a variety of intracortical neural prostheses. While intracortical MEAs have demonstrated their utility in neural prostheses, in many cases MEA performance declines after several months to years of in vivo implantation. The application of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) may increase the functional longevity of(More)
A Kalman filter was used to decode hand trajectories from micro-electrocorticography recorded over motor cortex in human patients. In two cases, signals were recorded during stereotyped tasks, and the trajectories were decoded offline, with maximum correlation coefficients between actual and predicted trajectories of 0.51 (x-direction position) and 0.54(More)
Skin loss over the distal Achilles region regardless of cause presents a problem in reconstruction. A variety of techniques have been employed. These procedures are critically reviewed and the technique which has proven helpful at our institution is discussed. The latter procedure employs a local random pattern rotation flap which has the advantages of(More)
In three children aged 3 to 8 years with large scalp defects temporary expanders of silicone elastomer were inserted under the scalp above the pericranium and under the galea through an incision at the junction of the defect and the normal scalp. Over the following six to eight weeks, the expanders were inflated weekly or semiweekly with injections of(More)