A strategy that uses the selective combination of neurotizations can yield a moderate degree of shoulder and elbow control. Even though some wrist and finger movement can occasionally be achieved by the current methods of neurotization, the results in terms of restoration of useful hand function are still far from satisfactory. The use of intraplexal and contralateral plexal neurotization combined with free-functioning muscle transfer and the better understanding of central-peripheral function integration may provide more purposeful hand function in the future.
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- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine