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Nerve Transfers for Adult Traumatic Brachial Plexus

Plexus Palsy

Abstract

Adult traumatic brachial plexus injuries can have devastating effects on upper extremity function. Although neurolysis, nerve repair, and nerve grafting have been used to treat injuries to the plexus, nerve transfer makes use of an undamaged nerve to supply motor input over a relatively short distance to reinnervate a denervated muscle. A review of several recent innovations in nerve transfer surgery for brachial plexus injuries is illustrated with surgical cases performed at this institution.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 3, Number 1.
View the full article at springerlink.com.


About the HSS Journal

HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.

For more information please visit www.hss.edu/conditions_nerve-transfers-for-adult-traumatic-brachial-plexus-palsy.asp

Scott Wolfe, MD
Upper Extremity Surgeon
Dr. Scott Wolfe is an internationally recognized Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon.
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