Significance of shoulder function in the reconstruction of prehension with double free-muscle transfer after complete paralysis of the brachial plexus.

@article{Doi2003SignificanceOS,
  title={Significance of shoulder function in the reconstruction of prehension with double free-muscle transfer after complete paralysis of the brachial plexus.},
  author={Kazuteru Doi and Yasunori Hattori and Keisuke Ikeda and Vikas Dhawan},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={1596-603}
}
Reconstruction of shoulder stability and movement in cases with complete paralysis of the brachial plexus was performed to improve the outcomes for universal function of prehension after double free-muscle transfer (Doi's procedure). In cases in which the C5 or C6 nerve root was available as a donor, neurotization of the supra-scapular nerve was performed with a nerve graft. If the C5 or C6 nerve root was not available, then the contralateral C7 nerve root was chosen as the donor motor nerve… CONTINUE READING

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