Contralateral motor rootlets and ipsilateral nerve transfers in brachial plexus reconstruction.

@article{Bertelli2004ContralateralMR,
  title={Contralateral motor rootlets and ipsilateral nerve transfers in brachial plexus reconstruction.},
  author={Jayme Augusto Bertelli and Marcos Fl{\'a}vio Ghizoni},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 5},
  pages={770-8}
}
OBJECT The goal of this study was to evaluate outcomes in patients with brachial plexus avulsion injuries who underwent contralateral motor rootlet and ipsilateral nerve transfers to reconstruct shoulder abduction/external rotation and elbow flexion. METHODS Within 6 months after the injury, 24 patients with a mean age of 21 years underwent surgery in which the contralateral C-7 motor rootlet was transferred to the suprascapular nerve by using sural nerve grafts. The biceps motor branch or… CONTINUE READING

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