Posterior branch of the axillary nerve transfer to the lateral triceps branch for restoration of elbow extension: Case report

Brian J. Klika, Robert J. Spinner, Allen Thorp Bishop, Michelle F. Kircher, Alexander Yong-Shik Shin

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Abstract

We report a nerve transfer to the triceps using the posterior branch of the axillary nerve to restore elbow extension in an 18-year-old woman with a C7-T1 injury. Elbow extension strength improved from M0 to M4, whereas deltoid strength was minimally affected. Her Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score improved 14 points. This method may be considered for restoring triceps function in lower pattern brachial plexus injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1145-1149
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

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Nerve Transfer
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Arm Injuries
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Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Axillary nerve
  • lateral triceps branch
  • posterior branch
  • restoration of elbow extension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Posterior branch of the axillary nerve transfer to the lateral triceps branch for restoration of elbow extension : Case report. / Klika, Brian J.; Spinner, Robert J.; Bishop, Allen Thorp; Kircher, Michelle F.; Shin, Alexander Yong-Shik.

In: Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol. 38, No. 6, 06.2013, p. 1145-1149.

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