Nerve transfers for restoration of upper limb mobility in tetraplegia: a prospective case study


  • Nerve transfers are associated with improved and continual upper limb motor strength and recovery post-surgery.

Why this matters?

  • Nerve transfers are increasingly utilized to reanimate upper limb after cervical spinal cord injury; however, there is limited evidence to support the clinical benefit for patients with tetraplegia.

  • Identifying the clinical role of early and late nerve transfer surgery may provide a practical solution to restore upper limb mobility and alleviate cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) in people with tetraplegia.