Review of the upper limb for people with a tetraplegic injury can be done through the tetraplegic hand clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital. This clinic is held monthly with the aim of assessing the person for potential surgical intervention, that is nerve or tendon transfers, to enhance upper limb and hand function. It is not limited to people who had their acute management at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Physiotherapist & NSW Tetraplegic Hand Clinic Coordinator
Spinal Cord Injuries Unit
Royal North Shore Hospital
Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065
Tel: 02 9463 2731
Clinical guidelines and information
- Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine. Preservation of Upper Limb Function Following Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinical Practice Guideline for Health-Care Professionals [pdf]. Washington DC: Paralyzed Veterans of America; 2015 [cited 21 March 2021].
- Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine. Preservation of Upper Limb Function: What YOU Should Know - A Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injury [pdf]. Washington DC: Paralyzed Veterans of America; 2008 [cited 21 March 2021].