Median nerve to biceps nerve transfer to restore elbow flexion in obstetric brachial plexus palsy

M M Al-Qattan, T M Al-Kharfy
BioMed Research International 2014, 2014: 854084
Median nerve to biceps nerve transfer in the arm has been reported only in adults. The following paper reports on 10 cases of this transfer in obstetric brachial plexus palsy. All patients had upper palsy (ERb's or extended ERb's palsy) and presented to the author late (13-19 months of age) with poor or no recovery of elbow flexion. Following the nerve transfer, nine children recovered elbow flexion (a score of 6 in one child and a score of 7 in eight children by the Toronto scale). The remaining child did not recover elbow flexion.

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