Nerve and Free Gracilis Muscle Transfers for Thumb and Finger Extension Reconstruction in Long-standing Tetraplegia.

@article{Bertelli2016NerveAF,
  title={Nerve and Free Gracilis Muscle Transfers for Thumb and Finger Extension Reconstruction in Long-standing Tetraplegia.},
  author={Jayme Augusto Bertelli and Marcos Fl{\'a}vio Ghizoni},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={e411-e416}
}
PURPOSE With spinal cord injuries, muscles below the level of the lesion remain innervated despite the absence of volitional control. This persistent innervation protects against denervation atrophy and may allow for nerve transfers to treat long-standing lesions within the spinal cord. We tested the hypothesis that in chronic spinal cord lesions, muscles… CONTINUE READING