Neurotrophic factors

  title={Neurotrophic factors},
  author={R. Bradshaw and Dennis Cunningham},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  • R. Bradshaw, Dennis Cunningham
  • Published 2005
  • Journal of Neurology
  • transfer can be considered. We describe two patients with segmental spinal muscular atrophy (SSMA) who had marked weakness and atrophy of the muscles innervated by the lower cervical spine segments and because of significant weakness of their hand muscles were no longer able to care for themselves. Both patients underwent selective tendon transfer and both have demonstrated and maintained significant functional improvement that, in the first patient, has lasted over a decade. It is suggested… CONTINUE READING