Cerebral Palsy Tendon Transfers: Flexor Carpi Ulnaris to Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis and Extensor Pollicis Longus Reroutement

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Abstract

The flexor carpi ulnaris to extensor carpi radialis brevis transfer and extensor pollicis longus rerouting combined with thenar release are 2 successful surgical interventions for children with spastic cerebral palsy. The goal of both procedures is to improve quality of life for patients who have previously failed conservative management, and the degree of expected improvement is predicated on several patient variables, making careful patient selection crucial for ensuring successful outcomes. Here, surgical technique is described; risk factors are discussed, and outcomes related to both procedures are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-430
Number of pages8
JournalHand clinics
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • EPL tendon reroutement
  • FCU tendon transfer

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