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.

patient jane avance axoguard

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...

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patient tara avance axoguard

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...

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patient madelyn avance axoguard

Madie

While a sophomore in high school, Madie 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...

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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...

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patient pablo axoguard

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 sides of his face. Following tumor removal and jaw reconstruction, a...

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patient erica avance

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....

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patient tyler avance axoguard

Tyler

Tyler suffered a transection of his superficial peroneal nerve following an ATV accident. His injured nerve was repaired using Avance® Nerve Graft and Axoguard® Nerve Protector. Tyler is back to riding his horse, roping and...

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David

Following his 49th marathon, David suffered from a compressed peroneal nerve, rendering it difficult to walk, much less run. His peroneal nerve was decompressed and wrapped using Axoguard® Nerve Protector. David recently completed his 50th...

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Veronica

A benign tumor was found on the right side of Veronica’s jaw and involved her inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). Following removal of the tumor and jaw reconstruction, her IAN was reconstructed with Avance® Nerve Graft...

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patient john avance axoguard

John

John suffered lacerations to his median and ulnar nerves when he fell and his hand smashed through a glass door. His median nerve was repaired using Avance® Nerve Graft and his ulnar nerve was repaired...

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patient melissa axoguard

Melissa

Melissa was driving on a country road when her vehicle struck a deer, causing her car to careen into an embankment. She suffered several injuries, including significant damage to her ulnar nerve. Melissa’s ulnar nerve...

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patient dylan avance

Dylan

Dylan suffered significant damage to the nerves in his brachial plexus during a motorcycle accident. Avance® Nerve Graft was used to help repair the injured nerves. Today, Dylan helps his father run an electronics business,...

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patient matt axoguard

Matt

Matt suffered a partial median nerve transection during an ice hockey game when a skate blade sliced his wrist. Axoguard® Nerve Protector was used during the repair of his median nerve. Matt is back to...

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patient jeffrey avance axoguard

Jeffrey

Jeffrey suffered severe damage to his left ulnar nerve when struck by gunfire while serving in Afghanistan. His ulnar nerve was repaired using Avance® Nerve Graft and Axoguard® Nerve Protector. Jeffrey is now a medically...

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patient matthew avance axoguard

Matthew

Matthew suffered a glass cut to the bottom of his foot, which resulted in the loss of nerve function from his heel through his first three toes. Avance® Nerve Graft, as well as Axoguard® Nerve...

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Shirley

Following the removal of three painful neuromas in her leg, Shirley has experienced a substantial reduction in pain. The tissue removed from her nerve was repaired with Avance® Nerve Graft. Shirley now lives an active...

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