Neurotization as an alternative for restoring finger and wrist extension

Ustun M., Ogun T., Buyukmumcu M.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.94, no.5, pp.795-798, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/jns.2001.94.5.0795
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.795-798
  • Keywords: median nerve, neurotization, posterior interosseous nerve, NERVE TRANSFER
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Object. In cases of irreparable injuries to the radial nerve or in cases in which nerves are repaired with little anticipation of restoration of function, tendon transfers are widely used. In this study, the authors searched for a more natural alternative for selectively restoring function, with the aid of a motor nerve transfer.