Tendon transfers in nerve palsies

Tendon transfer is the surgical transfer of a working muscle beam from its original location to another beam after the loss of hand functions for various reasons. Tendon transfers can be used to restore these lost functions. Tendon transfer surgery is mostly used for peroneal, brachial plexus, radial nerve, ulnar nerve and median nerve injuries.

Tendon transfers are used after tendon ruptures that occur after rheumatic diseases. Beam ruptures may occur after fractures.

Tendon transfers are used in untreated tendon injuries or in cases where there is excessive adhesion to the surrounding tissues during recovery and cannot be treated with other methods.

Tendon transfer may be required due to imbalances in the hand after muscle dysfunctions caused by various diseases in the brain. Tendon transfers can be used in the treatment of cerebral palsy (postnatal or postnatal brain injury disorders), stroke, post-traumatic brain injury, muscle wasting after intervertebral canal compression.

The beam connected to the crate is separated from the attachment point and transferred to the beam that has another task. Thus, when the muscle is contracted, the movement that should be done by the beam to which it is directed is provided, not the movement that it should normally do. Plaster treatment is continued for up to 4 weeks after tendon transfer. Physical therapy after plaster cast is absolutely necessary. The brain has to adapt to being made by a muscle to make another movement that it is not normally expected to do.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.