A Quest for an Arm Turns Wondours
Targeted innervation and game-changing innovation unite to provide a cancer survivor a replacement for the arm he lost years ago. Read more about the nerve rerouting process and a motorized prosthetic developed by Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab.
Could HIV-infected organs save lives?
Hundreds of HIV-positive patients could be moved from transplant waiting lists if Congress lifted the ban on donation of HIV-infected organs. A study led by Hopkins surgery professor Dorry Segev shows benefits extend even farther than that.
For Shelby Fletcher, Valentine's Day is about kidneys—not hearts. In 2011, on the second anniversary of his third transplant (part of Hopkins' groundbreaking six-way swap), Fletcher received the best gift of all: a clean bill of health.
Surgical Wound Treatment: Beyond the Physical
A wound’s impact cannot be measured in millimeters alone. For one patient, the key to opening his life was closing his chronic wound.
Saving Princess Amira
Expectations in the pediatric ICU are forever changed by a young patient who arrived with burns over 95 percent of her body—and lived.
A Brand-New Skin
The day Charles Wilson met chief burn surgeon Stephen Milner was one of the worst–and nearly the last–of his life. With Milner’s help, Wilson recovered from third-degree burns covering 60 percent of his body.