Direct nerve crossing with the intercostal nerve to treat avulsion injuries of the brachial plexus.

@article{Nagano1989DirectNC,
  title={Direct nerve crossing with the intercostal nerve to treat avulsion injuries of the brachial plexus.},
  author={A. Nagano and N. Tsuyama and N. Ochiai and T. Hara and M. Takahashi},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={
          980-5
        }
}
One hundred seventy-nine patients with root avulsion brachial plexus injuries were treated with direct nerve crossing with the intercostal nerve and 159 cases were followed more than 1 1/2 years after the operation. When suture was done to the musculocutaneous nerve, 90% of 10 children who had operation within 7 months of injury and 81.8% of 110 adults, younger than 40 years with operation within 6 months of injury regained grade 3 or 4 elbow flexion power. This direct method seems to produce… Expand
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