AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXGN) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript
Nov 06, 2019 • 04:30 pm ET
cancer. During a mastectomy, when the breast tissue is removed, the nerve that provides feeling to the breadth skin and nipple are also severed. When nerves are severed, nerve signals are disrupted. This typically results in numbness and loss of feeling in the breast area.
While Jessica was planning to have our breast reconstructed, she was concerned about how she would ever feel connected to her chest, that would be permanently numb. But thanks to Avance Nerve Graft and the Resensation technique, Jessica's surgeon was able to reconnect to nerves in her chest with nerves in her newly reconstructed breast. The procedure ultimately allowed the nerves to regenerate, restoring sensation. Jessica is now back to work as a nurse and patient advocate, and can once again feel the hugs of her two children, and these were the things she holds most precious.
As we exit October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're encouraged by the response of patients and surgeons to a growing awareness of the importance of sensory restoration in breast reconstruction. Stories about resensation from patients like Jessica appeared in 30 media news stories nationwide last month, helping to educate women on their reconstruction options.
At this point, I'd like to open up the line for questions. Sachi? ***9***