Transference of thoracodorsal nerve to musculocutaneous or axillary nerve in old traumatic injury.

@article{Dai1990TransferenceOT,
  title={Transference of thoracodorsal nerve to musculocutaneous or axillary nerve in old traumatic injury.},
  author={Shun-Nan Dai and Dr. Xi-Zhang Lin and Zhi-hui Han and S Z Zhoug},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={36-7}
}
On the basis of anatomic studies, we have devised a new method of transferring the thoracodorsal nerve to reinnervate the paralytic deltoid or biceps muscles in an old traumatic injury of the associated nerve. It has been applied to a case of musculocutaneous nerve injury and two cases of axillary nerve injury with good results. The muscle functions have returned to normal within 1 and 2 years, respectively, as shown by electromyography and the muscular contractility test.