The posterior deltoid to triceps transfer: a clinical and biomechanical assessment.

@article{Lacey1986ThePD,
  title={The posterior deltoid to triceps transfer: a clinical and biomechanical assessment.},
  author={S. Lacey and Roger G Wilber and P. Hunter Peckham and Alvin A Freehafer},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={542-7}
}
Transfer of the posterior deltoid muscle to the triceps insertion for elbow extension provides improved function in patients with C5 and C6 level tetraplegia. We have modified the surgical technique using the tibialis anterior tendon as a graft. The length-tension characteristics and available amplitude of the posterior deltoid muscle were determined with intraoperative electrical stimulation. The excursion of the posterior deltoid muscle was 7.31 cm with a standard deviation of 1.23 cm… CONTINUE READING