How successful is a hand tendon transfer?

Treatments, Rehabilitation, and Recovery
jmar
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Joined:Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:43 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc:brachial plexus stretch during thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on may 18, 2010.
Re: How successful is a hand tendon transfer?

Post by jmar » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:06 pm

in my case the tendon and nerves had to be arranged differently because i did not have enough muscle tissue left to support the tendon and nerves in the position they were supposed to be.

johnmetalman
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Joined:Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:29 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc:hit by car november 26 07 operated on oct 08 ruptured radial nerve with sural grafts and nerve transfer of median to radial in forearm. radial nerve has some recovery all other nerves are intact.

Re: How successful is a hand tendon transfer?

Post by johnmetalman » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:47 pm

Alheim, from what i have gathered the type of tendon transfer for this condition(radial palsy) is all and all beneficial but i have also read that when you have a tendon transfer done for this there is a slight loss of grip. Im six years in to this injury and i am considering the sacrifice.

Master DIVER TOM
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Re: How successful is a hand tendon transfer?

Post by Master DIVER TOM » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:32 am

Oh :shock:
I never had surgery for my birth erbs .
I best decide my best grip is a thumb and next to fingers ,
I guarantee what ever you have or by now possible surgeries ???
You are better off to strengthen what you can to assist your good arm.
This way you can handle what your trying to do :shock: ;) :D The outcomes are proof by post here ;)
Tom

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