Transfer of fascicles from the ulnar nerve to the nerve to the biceps in the treatment of upper brachial plexus palsy.

@article{Teboul2004TransferOF,
  title={Transfer of fascicles from the ulnar nerve to the nerve to the biceps in the treatment of upper brachial plexus palsy.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Teboul and Raoul Kakkar and Nordine Ameur and J Beaulieu and Christophe Oberlin},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86-A 7},
  pages={1485-90}
}
BACKGROUND The transfer of one or more ulnar nerve fascicles to the nerve to the biceps can restore elbow flexion in patients with upper brachial plexus palsy. The purposes of the present retrospective study were to evaluate the results of this procedure, to measure the delay in reinnervation of the biceps muscle, and to define the indications for a secondary Steindler flexorplasty. METHODS Thirty-two patients with an upper nerve-root brachial plexus injury were reviewed at an average of… CONTINUE READING
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