Tendon transfer for the restoration of upper limb function after a cervical spinal cord injury.

@article{Freehafer1984TendonTF,
  title={Tendon transfer for the restoration of upper limb function after a cervical spinal cord injury.},
  author={Alvin A Freehafer and Cynthia M. Kelly and P. Hunter Peckham},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={887-93}
}
During the past 22 years, 68 patients with cervical spinal cord injuries had 142 tendon transfers and tenodeses. The procedures were performed to provide improved upper limb control, including elbow extension, finger grasp, and thumb pinch for better prehension. The operations were effective in increasing function in all but four patients, who did not improve because of insufficient muscle strength. The educational, vocational, recreational, and social aspects of life improved for many patients… CONTINUE READING
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