The Upper Limb program is provided by the Plastic Surgery Department and Upper Limb occupational therapists, rehabilitation physicians and physiotherapists from the Victorian Spinal Cord Service.
Together, we work closely with you, your carers and your family to help you reach the best arm and hand function possible.
Our team was one of the first in the world to introduce the nerve transfer technology for spinal cord injuries. We were also the first to do multiple nerve transfers at once.
Austin Health is one of only two sites in Australia where there is an established nerve transfer surgery program within a spinal cord service.
We have a strong and ongoing focus on research.
We provide the following services:
We run the following clinics:
Mr Steven Flood
You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.
Find out how to refer your patient.
You may have your surgery at the Austin Hospital or Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.
Check the information you have received to make sure you know which hospital to visit. If you are unsure, call your surgical liaison nurse or contact us on the numbers below.
The Surgery & Endoscopy Centre
Level 2, Austin Tower
145 Studley Road Heidelberg
The Surgery Centre
Level 2, Centaur Building
300 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe