Evaluation of intercostal to musculocutaneous nerve transfer in reconstructive brachial plexus surgery.

@article{Malessy1998EvaluationOI,
  title={Evaluation of intercostal to musculocutaneous nerve transfer in reconstructive brachial plexus surgery.},
  author={Martijn J A Malessy and Ralph T W M Thomeer},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={266-71}
}
OBJECT Direct coaptation of intercostal nerves (ICNs) to the musculocutaneous (MC) nerve was performed to restore elbow flexion in 25 patients with brachial plexus root avulsions. METHODS Seventy-five ICNs were transected as close as possible to the sternum to obtain sufficient length and then tunneled to the axilla and coapted to the MC nerve. Direct coaptation was achieved in 95% of ICNs, and functional elbow flexion was regained in 64% of the patients. The results were compared with… CONTINUE READING

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