Free functioning gracilis transfer for reanimation of elbow and hand in total traumatic brachial plexopathy in children.

Madura, Tomas, Doi, Kazuteru, Hattori, Yasunori, Sakamoto, Sotetsu and Shimoe, Takashi (2018) Free functioning gracilis transfer for reanimation of elbow and hand in total traumatic brachial plexopathy in children. The Journal of hand surgery, European volume, 43 (6). pp. 596-608. ISSN 2043-6289.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term outcomes of the free functioning gracilis transfer in children with traumatic total brachial plexus palsy. We used the free functioning gracilis transfer to reconstruct elbow flexion and prehension in 17 children with a mean age of 13.4 years (range 3-17) who were followed-up over a mean period of 6 years (range 2-16). The transferred gracilis delivered a stable elbow flexion with a useful power, as well as reconstructed active finger motion. In 3-11-year-old patients we noted a tendency towards developing a progressive flexion contracture of the elbow. The limb length discrepancy observed in our patients was not different from the brachial plexus palsy patients treated without the free functioning gracilis transfer. In conclusion, the free functioning gracilis transfer is a reliable reconstructive technique for reanimating upper extremity in children of all ages capable of delivering stable function over a long period of time.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

IV.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WO Surgery
Divisions: Ambulatory Care
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Depositing User: Jennifer Manders
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2019 13:41
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2019 13:41
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2682

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