Experimental neurotisation of the brachial plexus by means of nerve grafting from the corticospinal tract of the proximal spinal cord at the T3-T4 level.

@article{Brunelli2007ExperimentalNO,
  title={Experimental neurotisation of the brachial plexus by means of nerve grafting from the corticospinal tract of the proximal spinal cord at the T3-T4 level.},
  author={Giorgio A Brunelli},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery, European volume},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={620-5}
}
This paper reports experimental work in rats in which the radial nerve was cut at its origin from the brachial plexus and connected by means of a nerve graft to the corticospinal tract of the spinal cord at the T3-T4 level. After surgery, the triceps and extensor muscles of the forearm were able to extend the elbow and the wrist and gave almost normal responses on EMG. This reinnervation was no longer cholinergic, as demonstrated by the Vecuronium test. Because of the drawbacks associated with… CONTINUE READING

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