Within-session reliability and smallest real difference of muscle strength following nerve transfers in patients with brachial plexus injuries.

@article{Tsai2015WithinsessionRA,
  title={Within-session reliability and smallest real difference of muscle strength following nerve transfers in patients with brachial plexus injuries.},
  author={Y. J. Tsai and Yuan-Kun Tu and Chih-Kun Hsiao and Fong-Chin Su},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1196-201}
}
PURPOSE To quantify the smallest real difference (SRD) of muscle strength in patients with brachial plexus injuries (BPI) after nerve transfer. METHODS This study enrolled 16 patients with BPI who had C5-C6 and C5-C7 root injuries and who received nerve transfer of the spinal accessory nerve to the suprascapular nerve and fascicles of the ulnar nerve to the branch of the musculocutaneous nerve that innervates the biceps muscle. The quantitative peak strength of the shoulder abductor, external… CONTINUE READING