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Title: Upper limb reinnervation in C6 tetraplegia using a triple nerve transfer: case report.
Austin Authors: van Zyl, Natasha ;Hahn, Jodie B;Cooper, Catherine A;Weymouth, Michael D;Flood, Stephen J;Galea, Mary P 
Affiliation: Department of Occupational Therapy, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Victorian Spinal Cord Service, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 23-Jul-2014
Publication information: The Journal of Hand Surgery 2014; 39(9): 1779-83
Abstract: 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, and supinator nerve branch to posterior interosseous nerve transfer were used successfully to reconstruct elbow extension, key pinch, grasp, and release simultaneously.
Gov't Doc #: 25063391
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.06.017
Journal: The Journal of hand surgery
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Nerve transfer
spinal cord injury
Cervical Vertebrae.injuries
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nerve Transfer.methods
Neurosurgical Procedures.methods
Young Adult
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