Median to Radial Nerve Tendon Transfers: PT to ECRB, FCR to EDC, PL to EPL 1 Mackinnon SE1 Yee A1 February 24, 2012Disclosure: No authors have a financial interest in any of the products, devices, or drugs mentioned in this production or publication.Tendon transfers are an available option for reconstructing wrist and finger/thumb extension following radial nerve injury when nerve transfers are contra-indicated. The donor median-innervated tendons are used to reconstruct the recipient radial-innervated tendons. This tutorial describes the following tendon transfers: (1) pronator teres (PT) to extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB), (2) flexor carpi radialis (FCR) to extensor digitorum communis (EDC), and (3) palmaris longus (PL) to extensor pollicis longus (EPL). In this specific case, the patient had a left humeral fracture and lost complete radial nerve function. He consulted with our institution six months following the injury. While he was within the time limitation of nerve transfers, he elected for tendon transfers for radial nerve palsy.Keywords: tendon transferhand functionradial nervewrist dropnerve injury You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. Standard Edition Table of Contents- Slow down- Frustration00:00:00 - Introduction00:00:50 - Anterior Incision / Exposure and Identifying the Plane between the Brachioradialis and FCR00:02:37 - Incising and Releasing the PT Tendon from the Radius00:04:07 - Identifying the FCR and PL00:04:36 - Posterior Incision00:05:07 - Identifying the EDC00:06:07 - Identifying the EPL00:07:00 - Proximal Transection and Release of EPL Tendon00:07:26 - Identifying the ECRB00:08:01 - Distal Transection and Release of FCR and PL Tendons00:08:37 - PT to ECRB Tendon Transfer00:09:27 - FCR to EDC Tendon Transfer00:11:27 - PL to EPL Tendon Transfer You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. 1 Comment Adel Albaiti 9th August 2017 Wonderful thank you for sharing…. I really appreciate your effort to share knowledge Especially for the Surgeon in third world countries Best regards Log in to Reply | Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.