HSS Journal

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 77–82

Nerve Transfers for Adult Traumatic Brachial Plexus Palsy (Brachial Plexus Nerve Transfer)

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11420-006-9027-y

Cite this article as:
Rohde, R.S. & Wolfe, S.W. HSS Jrnl (2007) 3: 77. doi:10.1007/s11420-006-9027-y


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.

Key words

adultbrachial plexusnerve transfermicrosurgerynerve repair

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© Springer Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Hand and Upper Extremity SurgeryHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA