Contralateral C7 Transfer (peripheral nerve disorders)

This may be an option for patients with severe brachial plexus injuries where most of their nerves have been pulled from the spinal cord, and therefore cannot be repaired.

In order to perform this technique, the C7 nerve root is partially cut on the good arm near the spine. This may cause paralysis or numbness in the good arm, specifically wrist drop and finger numbness. Nerve grafts are then used to connect the cut C7 nerve to a portion of the contralateral, injured brachial plexus.

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