Orthopaedic Jobs

Upper Extremity Tendon Transfers


- Tendon Transfers for Specific Palsies:
    - Brachial Plexus Palsy
    - High Ulnar Nerve Palsy
    - Low Ulnar Nerve Palsy
    - High Median Nerve Palsy
    - Low Median Nerve Palsy
    - Radial Nerve Palsy

- Prerequisites:
    - full passive joint mobility;
    - acceptable distal sensation;
    - virgin tissue thru which tissue can be transfered;
    - normal or near motor strength in donor muscle;
    - acceptable excursion of the transfered muscle;
    - good compliance of the overlying soft tissues (ie skin is not too tight)


Variability in Surgical Technique for Brachioradialis Tendon Transfer. Evidence and Implications.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, December 9, 2011 11:36 am