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Tendon transfers for radial, median, and ulnar nerve injuries: current surgical techniques

Neil F Jones, Gustavo R Machado
Clinics in Plastic Surgery 2011, 38 (4): 621-42
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Tendon transfers are performed predominantly to restore hand function or balance due to injuries of the radial, median, and ulnar nerves. Current surgical techniques for the most common tendon transfers for reconstruction of radial, median, and ulnar nerve palsies are demonstrated. These techniques can also be applied to restore flexion and extension of the fingers and thumb after injuries to the extrinsic flexor and extensor muscles and tendons of the forearm or intrinsic muscles of the hand.

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