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Contralateral C7 nerve transfer with direct coaptation to restore lower trunk function after traumatic brachial plexus avulsion.
|Title||Contralateral C7 nerve transfer with direct coaptation to restore lower trunk function after traumatic brachial plexus avulsion.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Wang S-F, Li P-C, Xue Y-H, Yiu H-W, Li Y-C, Wang H-H|
|Journal||The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume|
|Date Published||2013 May 1|
Contralateral C7 nerve transfer to the median nerve has been used in an attempt to restore finger flexion in patients with total brachial plexus avulsion injury. However, the results have not been satisfactory mainly because of the requirement to use a long bridging nerve graft, which causes an extended nerve regeneration process and irreversible muscle atrophy. A new procedure involving contralateral C7 nerve transfer via a modified prespinal route and direct coaptation with the injured lower trunk is presented here.
|Alternate Journal||J Bone Joint Surg Am|