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New technology helping to treat veteran brain injuries

Dr. David Okonkwo discusses utilizing High Definition Fiber Tracking to help treat veterans with traumatic brain injury.

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Doctors find cyst on local teen’s brain during concussion examination

Dr. Johnathan Engh acted quickly to remove a cyst in a teenager's brain that was causing headaches and vision problems.

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Less invasive spinal surgery pioneered by UPMC neurosurgeon helps patients recover quicker

Dr. Adam Kanter discusses a treatment for spinal conditions that allows patients to Dr. David Okonkwo discusses utilizing High Definition Fiber Tracking to help treat veterans with traumatic brain injury. earlier to begin recovery and getting them pain relief more quickly.

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Man with spinal cord injury uses brain computer interface to move prosthetic arm with his thoughts.

Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, PhD, assistant professor, UPMC Department of Neurological Surgery, assists in helping a paralyzed man experience movement through a mechanical arm and hand for the first time in seven years.

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Dr. Friedlander discusses arteriovenous malformations of the brain In The New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Robert Friedlander, Chairman of the UPMC Department of Neurological Surgery and professor of neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, discusses arteriovenous malformations of the brain in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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UPMC Neurosurgeon has developed a new way of understanding the workings of the human brain

Dr. David Okonkwo discusses high definition fiber tracking and how it can help view brain function and behavior in Pittsburgh Quarterly Magazine.

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