Nerve transfer to deltoid muscle using the nerve to the long head of the triceps, part I: an anatomic feasibility study.

@article{Witoonchart2003NerveTT,
  title={Nerve transfer to deltoid muscle using the nerve to the long head of the triceps, part I: an anatomic feasibility study.},
  author={Kiat Witoonchart and Somsak Leechavengvongs and Chairoj Uerpairojkit and Phairat Thuvasethakul and Vudthipong Wongnopsuwan},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={628-32}
}
PURPOSE To experimentally evaluate the feasibility of restoring the motor function of the deltoid muscle in patients with complete C5-C6 root injury (upper brachial plexus injury) by transferring the nerve to the long head of the triceps to the anterior branch of the axillary nerve through a posterior approach. METHODS The study was performed on shoulder girdles of 36 formalin-embalmed cadavers. The number, diameter, and length of the branches of the axillary nerve at the level of the… CONTINUE READING