Motor nerve transfers: A comprehensive review

Wilson Z. Ray, Jason Chang, Ammar Hawasli, Thomas J. Wilson, Lynda Yang

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Abstract

Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries are exceedingly common. Traditional nerve grafting reconstruction strategies and techniques have not changed significantly over the last 3 decades. Increased experience and wider adoption of nerve transfers as part of the reconstructive strategy have resulted in a marked improvement in clinical outcomes. We review the options, outcomes, and indications for nerve transfers to treat brachial plexus and upper- and lower-extremity peripheral nerve injuries, and we explore the increasing use of nerve transfers for facial nerve and spinal cord injuries. Each section provides an overview of donor and recipient options for nerve transfer and of the relevant anatomy specific to the desired function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Nerve Transfer
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Brachial Plexus
Facial Nerve
Spinal Cord Injuries
Lower Extremity
Anatomy

Keywords

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Nerve transfer
  • Spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Ray, W. Z., Chang, J., Hawasli, A., Wilson, T. J., & Yang, L. (2015). Motor nerve transfers: A comprehensive review. Neurosurgery, 78(1), 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0000000000001029

Motor nerve transfers : A comprehensive review. / Ray, Wilson Z.; Chang, Jason; Hawasli, Ammar; Wilson, Thomas J.; Yang, Lynda.

In: Neurosurgery, Vol. 78, No. 1, 22.09.2015, p. 1-25.

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Ray, WZ, Chang, J, Hawasli, A, Wilson, TJ & Yang, L 2015, 'Motor nerve transfers: A comprehensive review', Neurosurgery, vol. 78, no. 1, pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0000000000001029
Ray, Wilson Z. ; Chang, Jason ; Hawasli, Ammar ; Wilson, Thomas J. ; Yang, Lynda. / Motor nerve transfers : A comprehensive review. In: Neurosurgery. 2015 ; Vol. 78, No. 1. pp. 1-25.
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