Bionic reconstruction to restore hand function after brachial plexus injury: a case series of three patients
Lancet | 1 Mar 2015
OC Aszmann, AD Roche, S Salminger, T Paternostro-Sluga, M Herceg, A Sturma, C Hofer and D Farina
Brachial plexus injuries can permanently impair hand function, yet present surgical reconstruction provides only poor results. Here, we present for the first time bionic reconstruction; a combined technique of selective nerve and muscle transfers, elective amputation, and prosthetic rehabilitation to regain hand function.
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