Use of single forearm incision for tendon transfer for radial nerve palsy : prospective study
Thabet, Wael N.; Mahmoud, Mustaf; Aziz, Joseph
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Citation:Thabet, W. N., Mohamed, M., & Thabet, J.N. (a.k.a Aziz, J.) (2014). Use of Single Forearm Incision for Tendon Transfer for Radial Nerve Palsy: Prospective Study. Egyptian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 38(1), pp.45-53.
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Loss of radial nerve function in the hand creates a significant disability. The patient cannot extend the fingers and thumb and has great difficulty in grasping objects. Perhaps more importantly, the loss of active wrist extension robs the patient of the mechanical advantage that wrist extension provides for grasp and power grip. Tendon transfer using a single incision in its place can solve these problems in short time.