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While not as popular as motor nerve transfers, sensory nerve transfers are an important component of the reconstructive algorithm for restoring sensation and/or managing pain. The type of sensory nerve transfer performed depends on whether the targeted sensory distribution is a critical or non-critical territory to reconstruct. End-to-end transfers are for critical sensation and end-to-side transfers are for non-critical sensations. This presentation demonstrates the sensory nerve transfers for restoring radial, median and ulnar nerve function and should be coupled with the associated motor reconstruction. Experimental research is also presented to warrant end-to-side nerve transfers.