Flexorplasty of the elbow.

  title={Flexorplasty of the elbow.},
  author={Michael J. Botte and Michael B. Wood},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Sixteen patients (mean age, 31.6 years) whose elbow flexor power was absent or inadequate were treated with the following muscle transfer procedures: (1) bipolar pectoralis major transfer in five, (2) unipolar or bipolar latissimus dorsi transfer in five, (3) free latissimus dorsi transfer in three, and (4) triceps-to-biceps transfer in three. None of the patients in this series was a candidate for proximal advancement of the forearm muscles. At the follow-up evaluation (mean, 31.5 months), the… CONTINUE READING