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Title: A review of surgical rehabilitation of the upper limb in quadriplegia.
Authors: Johnstone, B R;Jordan, C J;Buntine, J A
Affiliation: Spinal Injuries Unit, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Oct-1988
Citation: Paraplegia; 26(5): 317-39
Abstract: The options for surgical reconstruction of the quadriplegic upper limb are clarified by a new international classification of each limb independently, based upon the lowest functioning key muscle and residual sensation. Surgical restoration of active elbow extension, of pinch, and of grasp is now an accepted part of rehabilitation. This additional function may be achieved by transfer of a non-essential muscle, by tenodesis, or occasionally by arthrodesis. The techniques available for each group of the new international classification are described.
Internal ID Number: 3060805
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/12919
DOI: 10.1038/sc.1988.47
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3060805
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Arm.physiopathology.surgery
Disability Evaluation
Elbow Joint.physiopathology
Humans
Movement
Muscles.physiopathology
Postoperative Care
Preoperative Care
Quadriplegia.physiopathology.rehabilitation.surgery
Tendon Transfer.methods
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