Nerve transfer helps repair brachial plexus injury by increasing cerebral cortical plasticity

Sun, Guixin, Wu, Zuopei, Wang, Xinhong, Tan, Xiaoxiao and Gu, Yudong (2014) Nerve transfer helps repair brachial plexus injury by increasing cerebral cortical plasticity. Neural Regeneration Research, 9 23: 2111-2114. doi:10.4103/1673-5374.147939


Author Sun, Guixin
Wu, Zuopei
Wang, Xinhong
Tan, Xiaoxiao
Gu, Yudong
Title Nerve transfer helps repair brachial plexus injury by increasing cerebral cortical plasticity
Journal name Neural Regeneration Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1876-7958
1673-5374
Publication date 2014-12-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.4103/1673-5374.147939
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 9
Issue 23
Start page 2111
End page 2114
Total pages 4
Place of publication Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Publisher Medknow Publications and Media
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In the treatment of brachial plexus injury, nerves that are functionally less important are transferred onto the distal ends of damaged crucial nerves to help recover neuromuscular function in the target region. For example, intercostal nerves are transferred onto axillary nerves, and accessory nerves are transferred onto suprascapular nerves, the phrenic nerve is transferred onto the musculocutaneous nerves, and the contralateral C 7 nerve is transferred onto the median or radial nerves. Nerve transfer has become a major method for reconstructing the brachial plexus after avulsion injury. Many experiments have shown that nerve transfers for treatment of brachial plexus injury can help reconstruct cerebral cortical function and increase cortical plasticity. In this review article, we summarize the recent progress in the use of diverse nerve transfer methods for the repair of brachial plexus injury, and we discuss the impact of nerve transfer on cerebral cortical plasticity after brachial plexus injury.
Keyword Neural regeneration
Brachial plexus injury
Nerve transfer
Cortical plasticity
Intercostal nerve
Phrenic nerve
Radial nerve
Cerebral functional reconstruction
Review
Nerve regeneration
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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