Functional evaluation of the shoulder after transfer of the vascularized latissimus dorsi muscle.

@article{Brumback1992FunctionalEO,
  title={Functional evaluation of the shoulder after transfer of the vascularized latissimus dorsi muscle.},
  author={F. Robert J. Brumback and Maryanne McBride and N C Ortolani},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1992},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={
          377-82
        }
}
The function of the shoulder after removal of the vascularized latissimus dorsi muscle in seventeen patients was compared with the function of the shoulder in seventeen control subjects. Physical examination of the extremity and instrumented muscle-testing were used to evaluate both the patients and the control subjects, and the patients also completed a questionnaire. Thirteen patients rated the appearance of the donor extremity as good, and sixteen patients perceived no functional impairment… CONTINUE READING
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