Review of Upper Extremity Nerve Transfer in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.
Sarah A Cain, Andreas Gohritz, Jan Fridén, Natasha van Zyl
Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: Several nerve transfers have now been successfully performed for upper limb reanimation in tetraplegia. This study was performed to review the use of nerve transfers for upper limb reanimation in tetraplegia. METHODS: Medline and Embase (1950 to February 11, 2015) were searched using a search strategy designed to include any studies that reported cases of nerve transfer in persons with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). RESULTS: A total of 103 manuscripts were selected initially and full-text analysis produced 13 studies with extractable data. Of these manuscripts, 10 reported single cases and 3 reported case series. Eighty-nine nerve transfers have been performed in 57 males a..View full abstract