HSS Journal

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 77–82

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

Authors

  • Rachel S. Rohde
    • Center for Hand and Upper Extremity SurgeryHospital for Special Surgery
    • Center for Hand and Upper Extremity SurgeryHospital for Special Surgery
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

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.

Key words

adult brachial plexus nerve transfer microsurgery nerve repair

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© Springer Verlag 2006