Use of peripheral nerve transfers in tetraplegia: evaluation of feasibility and morbidity.

@article{Fox2015UseOP,
  title={Use of peripheral nerve transfers in tetraplegia: evaluation of feasibility and morbidity.},
  author={Ida K. Fox and Kristen M. Davidge and Christine B. Novak and Gwendolyn M. Hoben and Lorna Canavan Kahn and Neringa Juknis and Rimma Ruvinskaya and Susan E. Mackinnon},
  journal={Hand},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={60-7}
}
BACKGROUND Peripheral nerve transfers are being used to improve upper extremity function in cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate feasibility and perioperative complications following these procedures. METHODS Eligible SCI patients with upper extremity dysfunction were assessed and followed for a minimum of 3 months after surgery. Data regarding demographics, medical history, physical examination, electrodiagnostic testing, intraoperative nerve… CONTINUE READING

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