Results of reinnervation of the biceps and brachialis muscles with a double fascicular transfer for elbow flexion.

@article{Mackinnon2005ResultsOR,
  title={Results of reinnervation of the biceps and brachialis muscles with a double fascicular transfer for elbow flexion.},
  author={Susan E. Mackinnon and Christine B. Novak and Terence M. Myckatyn and Thomas H H Tung},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={978-85}
}
PURPOSE To report the results of a surgical technique of nerve transfer to reinnervate the brachialis muscle and the biceps muscle to restore elbow flexion after brachial plexus injury. METHODS Retrospective review was performed on 6 patients who had direct nerve transfer of a single expendable motor fascicle from both the ulnar and median nerves directly to the biceps and brachialis branches of the musculocutaneous nerve. Assessment included degree of recovery of elbow flexion and ulnar and… CONTINUE READING