Functioning free-muscle transfer for brachial plexus injury

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Functioning free-muscle transfers are now an important, even essential, tool in the current management of patients with brachial plexus injury. They are indicated for the restoration of elbow flexion in patients who delay presentation (those seen after 6 to 9 mo). Double free-muscle transfers provide the possibility of simple grasp function when combined with nerve transfers or grafts for restoration of shoulder motion, hand sensation, and triceps function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-102
Number of pages12
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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