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Nerve Injury - Optimising Injury Assessment and Timing or Repair

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This presentation will cover basic science and clinical research of Nerve injury and repair

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This webinar is part of the series 'Demystifying the Difficult', organised by The British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT).

Grainne Bourke's presentation will cover basic science and clinical research of Nerve injury and repair reflecting on optimising our understanding of the injury and relationship of timing of repair to long-term outcome.

Grainne Bourke is Consultant Plastic Surgeon\ Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. She is an expert in children's hand surgery and the treatment of children and adults with brachial plexus injury. She is also part of the national hand transplant team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. She has research interests in optimizing outcomes from nerve injury. She works in basic science and clinical research in Umea University, Sweden and the University of Leeds, U.K.

With an introduction by Hayley Smith, BAHT Committee Chair. Hayley is an occupational therapist, who has spent most of her time since graduating within hand therapy settings. She works both within the NHS and privately, currently full time at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust.Hayley joined the BAHT executive committee in September 2015 and is keen to work within the Executive Committee to promote hand therapy across the country.

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