Brachial plexus injuries in the adult. Nerve transfers: The Siriraj Hospital experience

Panupan Songcharoen, Saichol Wongtrakul, Robert J. Spinner

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-89
Number of pages7
JournalHand Clinics
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005

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Arm Injuries
Nerve Transfer
Brachial Plexus
Hand
Elbow
Wrist
Fingers
Muscles

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Brachial plexus injuries in the adult. Nerve transfers : The Siriraj Hospital experience. / Songcharoen, Panupan; Wongtrakul, Saichol; Spinner, Robert J.

In: Hand Clinics, Vol. 21, No. 1, 02.2005, p. 83-89.

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Songcharoen, Panupan ; Wongtrakul, Saichol ; Spinner, Robert J. / Brachial plexus injuries in the adult. Nerve transfers : The Siriraj Hospital experience. In: Hand Clinics. 2005 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 83-89.
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