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An Innovative Approach to Sciatic Nerve Repair

Neurosurgeon Allan Belzberg, M.D., and orthopaedic trauma surgeon Greg Osgood, M.D., collaborated to offer a novel way to repair the sciatic nerve of a patient — Santi — that was severed in a boating accident, paralyzing his right leg. Santi’s family traveled from Texas to Baltimore so that he could avoid paralysis due to the severe nerve damage. Dr. Osgood applied the principles of bone shortening and, subsequently, lengthening, which allowed Dr. Belzberg to successfully repair the nerve through regeneration.

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Allan Belzberg, MD.

Allan Belzberg, MD

Clinical Director of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute

Dr. Allan Belzberg serves as Director of Peripheral Nerve Surgery. His specialties include the surgical repair of injured nerves, removal of nerve tumors and decompression of nerve entrapments. Dr. Belzberg also focuses on spinal surgery, ...

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Greg Osgood, MD.

Greg Osgood, MD

Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Greg Osgood is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His areas of expertise include orthopaedic trauma, with ...

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