Management of Upper Extremities in Tetraplegia

Current Concepts

Michael S. Bednar, MD; Julie C. Woodside, MD

Disclosures

J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018;26(16):e333-e341. 

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Summary

Many surgical options are available for patients with tetraplegia to improve the independent use of their upper extremities. The best results are seen in motivated patients with a coordinated care team and support system. Newer nerve transfer techniques and FES are being combined with traditional techniques of tendon transfers, tenodesis, and arthrodesis for improved patient results.

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