Upper limb reinnervation in C6 tetraplegia using a triple nerve transfer: case report.

  title={Upper limb reinnervation in C6 tetraplegia using a triple nerve transfer: case report.},
  author={Natasha van Zyl and Jodie B Hahn and Catherine A Cooper and Michael D Weymouth and Stephen J Flood and Mary Pauline Galea},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={39 9},
Restoration of elbow extension, grasp, key pinch, and release are major goals in low-level tetraplegia. Traditionally, these functions are achieved using tendon transfers. In this case these goals were achieved using nerve transfers. We present a 21-year-old man with a C6 level of tetraplegia. The left upper limb was treated 6 months after injury with a triple nerve transfer. A teres minor nerve branch to long head of triceps nerve branch, brachialis nerve branch to anterior interosseous nerve… CONTINUE READING
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