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Title: Reanimating hand function after spinal cord injury using nerve transfer surgery
Austin Authors: Galea, Mary P ;Messina, Aurora;Hill, Bridget ;Cooper, Catherine ;Hahn, Jodie ;van Zyl, Natasha 
Affiliation: Austin Health
Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne
Peter Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne
Epworth Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Unit, Epworth HealthCare, Richmond, VIC, Australia
Issue Date: 11-Mar-2021
Publication information: Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation 2021; 20(2):17-19
Abstract: Loss of arm and hand function is a devastating consequence of cervical spinal cord injury. Tendon transfer surgery has traditionally been used to restore key functions including elbow extension, wrist extension and grasp and pinch. The more recent development of nerve transfer surgery enables direct restoration of voluntary control of these functions. While both types of surgery are safe and effective, nerve transfer surgery results in a more open, flexible and natural hand, with more subtle control for a range of activities of daily living.
DOI: 10.47795/CQZF2655
Type: Journal Article
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