Patient Experiences

Patient Experiences

The life-changing impact of a nerve injury is best described in our patients’ own words. Meet some of the patients surgically repaired with AxoGen products.

Jane

Jane

After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, Jane underwent a bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction with implants. Challenges with the implant reconstruction, in addition to the loss of sensation to her chest, caused Jane to seek…

Meet Jane
Tara

Tara

At the age of 28, Tara tested positive for the breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA). She chose to have a prophylactic double mastectomy and breast reconstruction with implants. About 10 years later, her left breast implant ruptured. Tara opted…

Meet Tara
Madelyn

Madelyn

While a junior in high school, Madelyn suffered damage to her lingual nerve during a procedure to have her wisdom teeth removed. She lost sensation to the right side of her tongue, which made eating and speaking difficult. The damage…

Meet Madelyn
Shareda

Shareda

Shareda suffered an ulnar nerve transection while three months pregnant. Her ulnar nerve was repaired using Avance® Nerve Graft and AxoGuard® Nerve Protector. She is back to work as a typist and a busy mother of two.

Meet Shareda
Pablo

Pablo

A benign tumor was found encompassing a large portion of Pablo’s chin, affecting the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) on both the right and left side of his face. Following tumor removal and jaw reconstruction, a bilateral reconstruction of…

Meet Pablo
Erica

Erica

At the age of six, Erica suffered a partial hand amputation in a traumatic accident. Physicians were able to save and replant her hand. Avance® Nerve Graft was used to reconstruct her injured nerve tissue. Today Erica is a vibrant and…

Meet Erica
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