A comparison of intercostal and partial ulnar nerve transfers in restoring elbow flexion following upper brachial plexus injury (C5-C6+/-C7).

@article{Coulet2010ACO,
  title={A comparison of intercostal and partial ulnar nerve transfers in restoring elbow flexion following upper brachial plexus injury (C5-C6+/-C7).},
  author={Bertrand Coulet and Jorge G Boretto and Cyril Lazerges and Michel Chammas},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={1297-303}
}
PURPOSE Restoring active elbow flexion is essential in the surgical management of C5-C6 +/- C7 brachial plexus palsies. This study compares the clinical results of 2 techniques to restore elbow flexion: the partial ulnar nerve transfer and the intercostal nerve transfer. METHODS Partial ulnar nerve transfer was performed in 23 patients, and intercostal… CONTINUE READING