Matthew J. Carty, MD, has been awarded a $2.9M Department of Defense grant for his study, “A Novel Approach to Lower Extremity Residual Limb Revision to Augment Volitional Motor Control, Restore Proprioception, and Reverse Limb Atrophy.”
The objective of the study is to modify the residual limbs of patients who have already undergone lower extremity amputations so as to include biological actuators that will enable the successful employment of next generation lower extremity prostheses, diminish/eliminate phantom limb pain, restore proprioception and regenerate lost muscle mass.
Matthew J. Carty, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Lower Extremity Transplant Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Matthew J. Carty, MD, is an associate surgeon in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab Center for Extreme Bionics.
Dr. Carty’s clinical expertise is in complex reconstruction of the extremities and trunk, for which he serves as the director of the BWH Lower Extremity Transplant Program and the co-director of the BWH Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Program.
His primary research interests involve surgical approaches to maximize limb function in the setting of severe traumatic injury, including novel procedures related to limb amputation, limb salvage and bioprosthetic neural linkage systems.