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Nerve Transfer for Thumb Flexion


This video demonstrates Pre and postoperative motion of the left hand in a tetraplagegic patient following reconstruction of thumb and finger flexion. Finger flexion was reconstructed by transferring the brachialis muscle to the flexor digitorum profundus with the help of a tendon graft. The distal branch of the extensor carpi radialis brevis was transferred to the motor branch of the flexor pollicis longus.

This information has been taken from Transfer of the Distal Terminal Motor Branch of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis to the Nerve of the Flexor Pollicis Longus: An Anatomical Study and Clinical Application in a Tetraplegic Patient, a manuscript that can be read here… . It was submitted by corresponding author Jayme A. Bertelli, M.D., PhD, of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Governador Celso Ramos Hospital in Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.

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