This article provides an update of the current strategies of motor and sensory nerve transfers for peripheral nerve lesions of the upper extremity. Indications, techniques, and outcomes are summarized for both well-established transfers used in the management of proximal and brachial plexus injuries as well as those more recently developed for more distal and isolated nerve injuries in the forearm and hand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-341
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2010


  • Nerve transfer
  • brachial plexus
  • end-to-side
  • peripheral nerve


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