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Reconstructive surgery after stroke is just a small part of the entire recovery process that's involved in achieving the best results and function. The patient wanted to go immediate stroke care in the hospital setting. They will then undergo therapy and care by rehabilitation specialists after this. They will then achieve their plateau or final spontaneous recovery within about a year, at which point we get involved to do the reconstructive procedures. But after that, they would then return to the care of the rehabilitation specialist who will be caring for them over a number of years.

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Justin Brown, MD


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • Director, Neurosurgery Paralysis Center and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Mass General Hospital
  • Focuses on restoring movement following trauma and paralyzing injuries to the peripheral nerves, spinal cord and brain

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