J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1995 Oct;30(5):1290-1295. 10.4055/jkoa.1995.30.5.1290.

Tendon Transfer for Radial Nerve Paralysis and Multiple Extensors Rupture


Loss of radial nerve function in the hand results in a significant disability and so cannot extend the wrist, thumb & fingers according to the injury levels. Therefore the patient has great difficulty in grasping objects, especially power grip. Tendon transfers to restore function of extension of wrist and fingers are among the the best − most predictable transfers in the upper extremity. We performed 13 cases of tendon transfers for radial nerve palsy and extensive extensor ruptures from 1987 to 1993. The results were evaluated according to Arbitrary Value Method. Among 13 cases 30% of excellent, 46% of good, 24% of fair and no poor result were obtained and the better results were obtatined in low radial nerve lesion.


Tendon Transfer; Radial Nerve Palsy; Extensor Tendon Injury
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