Nerve transfer in brachial plexus traction injuries.

  title={Nerve transfer in brachial plexus traction injuries.},
  author={Miroslav Samard{\vz}i{\'c} and Danica Mile Grujicic and Vaso D Antunovi{\'c}},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={76 2},
Brachial plexus palsy due to traction injury, especially spinal nerve-root avulsion, represents a severe handicap for the patient. Despite recent progress in diagnosis and microsurgical repair, the prognosis in such cases remains unfavorable. Nerve transfer is the only possibility for repair in cases of spinal nerve-root avulsion. This technique was analyzed in 37 patients with 64 reinnervation procedures of the musculocutaneous and/or axillary nerve using upper intercostal, spinal accessory… CONTINUE READING


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