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J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jan;38(1):168-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.10.024.

Posterior approach for both spinal accessory nerve to suprascapular nerve and triceps branch to axillary nerve for upper plexus injuries.

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Army Hospital Referral & Research, Delhi, India.

Abstract

Restoration of stability and movements at the shoulder joint are the 2 most important goals in the management of brachial plexus injuries. The 2 nerves that are preferentially targeted for this purpose are the suprascapular (SSN) and the axillary (AXN) nerves. These nerve transfers have conventionally been performed by the anterior approach, but recently transfers performed by posterior incisions have been gaining popularity, by virtue of being selective and located close to the target muscles. Herein, we describe the technical details of spinal accessory nerve (SAN) to SSN and triceps branch to AXN for upper plexus injuries, both performed by the posterior approach.

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10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.10.024
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