Nerve transfer for treatment of brachial plexus injury: comparison study between the transfer of partial median and ulnar nerves and that of phrenic and spinal accessary nerves.

@article{Hou2002NerveTF,
  title={Nerve transfer for treatment of brachial plexus injury: comparison study between the transfer of partial median and ulnar nerves and that of phrenic and spinal accessary nerves.},
  author={Zhiqi Hou and Zhonghe Xu},
  journal={Chinese journal of traumatology = Zhonghua chuang shang za zhi},
  year={2002},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={263-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of using partial median and ulnar nerves for treatment of C(5-6) or C(5-7) avulsion of the brachial plexus with that of using phrenic and spinal accessary nerves. METHODS The patients were divided into 2 groups randomly according to different surgical procedures. Twelve cases were involved in the first group. The phrenic nerve was transferred to the musculocutaneous nerve or through a sural nerve graft, and the spinal accessary nerve was to the suprascapular… CONTINUE READING

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