Restoring wrist extension in obstetric palsy of the brachial plexus by transferring wrist flexors to wrist extensors.

@article{Alphen2013RestoringWE,
  title={Restoring wrist extension in obstetric palsy of the brachial plexus by transferring wrist flexors to wrist extensors.},
  author={Nick A van Alphen and Mirjam H van Doorn-Loogman and H. Maas and Johannes A. van der Sluijs and Marco J.P.F. Ritt},
  journal={Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={
          53-7
        }
}
Wrist extension is essential in the development of motor skills in young children. Adequate wrist extension is important for good grip function of the hand, as a slightly extended wrist results in a better and stronger grip. This retrospective study reviews the transfer of the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) or flexor carpi radialis (FCR) to the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) and/or longus (ERCL) to reconstruct wrist extension in 19 patients with obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP). The… CONTINUE READING
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