Nerve Transfers to Restore Elbow Function

Liselotte F. Bulstra, Alexander Y. Shin

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The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the various nerve transfer options for restoration of elbow function. This article describes nerve transfer strategies for elbow flexion and extension including the indications, limitations, and expected outcomes based on current literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-174
Number of pages10
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2016



  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Elbow extension
  • Elbow flexion
  • Nerve root avulsion
  • Nerve transfers
  • Proximal nerve injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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