The median to radial nerve transfer is an available option for restoring radial nerve hand function following nerve injury. This nerve transfer specifically involves the transferring of two sets of nerves. That is, the flexor carpi radialis (FCR) to posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) and the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) to extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) nerve transfers. This patient had a radial nerve palsy following a proximal humeral fracture. In conjunction to this nerve transfer in this case, the pronator teres to ECRB tendon transfer was also performed to reinforce and provide function to wrist extension through ECRB using pronator teres.
An incision in the proximal forearm.
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