Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010 , Vol 56 , Num 2

Rehabilitation of Tendon Transfers for Radial Nerve Injury: A Report of Two Cases

Ali Aydeniz 1 ,Arif Türkmen 1 , 2 ,Savaş Gürsoy 3
1 Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Gaziantep, Türkiye
3 Gaziantep University, Research Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gaziantep, Turkey
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.56.91

Extended delay in the treatment of radial nerve injuries might lead to permanent loss of motor end-plate function. In such cases tendon transfer is mandatory for regaining hand functions. The postoperativemanagement of tendon transfer is difficult and requires patient cooperation and close follow-up. Two case reports are presented to describe the postoperative course of tendon transfer for radial nerve palsy. 

Keywords : Radial nerve injury, tendon transfer, rehabilitatio