Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173

A comparison of results of three methods of tendon transfer for radial nerve paralysis

International Conference on Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery

August 08-10, 2016 Toronto, Canada

Alireza Saied

Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Anaplastology

Abstract :

The present study was a retrospective one, designed to compare three methods of tendon transfer for rdailal nerve palsy, commonly performed in our institutions. 41 patients with irreversible radial nerve paralysis, who had underwent three different types of tendon transfers (using different tendons for transfer) between March 2005 to september 2009 entered the study. At the final examination, related ranges of motions were recorded and the patients were asked about their overall satisfaction with the operation, their ability and time of return to their previous jobs and in addition DASH Score was measured and recorded for each patient. The difference between the groups with regard to DASH score, ability and time of return to job, satisfaction with the operation and range of motions was not statistically significant (p>0.05). All of the patients had experienced functional improvemnet and overal satisfaction rate was 95%. No complication directly attributable to the operation was noted, except for proximal interphalangeal joint flexion contracture in 3 patents of one of the groups. Based upon the findings of the present study, tendon transfer for irreversible radial nerve palsy is very successful and probably the success is not related to the tendon transferred.

Biography :

Alireza Saied is an Orthopedic Surgeon, hand surgery fellow, Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology at Dr. Bahonar Hospital, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. He has published more than 30 articles in different aspects of orthopedics.