Nerve transfers

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This article provides an update of the current state of motor and sensory nerve transfers for the functional reconstruction of proximal and distal nerve lesions of the upper extremity. General principles, indications, surgical options, and functional outcomes are summarized for conventional transfers used in brachial plexus reconstruction, more recently described distal nerve transfers for isolated nerve injuries in the extremity, and sensory nerve transfers performed both proximally and distally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-559
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • Brachial plexus
  • Nerve injury
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Nerve repair
  • Nerve transfer


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