Introduction and Indications for Nerve Transfers 1 Mackinnon SE1 Yee A1 May 7, 2016Disclosure: No authors have a financial interest in any of the products, devices, or drugs mentioned in this production or publication.This presentation is an introduction to nerve transfers and details the indications for performing these procedures. Experimental studies are discussed in respect to nerve injury and recovery and the window for reinnervation. The classification for nerve injuries is also reviewed with an additional category that distinguishes recovery to either favorable (I, II, III degree) or unfavorable (IV, V degree). Nerve transfers are performed for unfavorable nerve injuries and the associated indications are provided within this presentation. Factors for poor functional recovery are also discussed to optimize outcomes following nerve transfers.Keywords: indicationsclassification of nerve injurypoor functional recoverysurgical techniquenerve transfernerve injuryulnar nervesupercharge end-to-side nerve transfer Presentation Table of Contents00:00:00 - Introduction00:00:10 - Nerve Injury and Recovery00:01:06 - Factors for Window of Reinnervation and Functional Recovery00:02:25 - Experimental Study for Percent of Denervation for Functional Loss00:03:51 - Regenerative Rate of Peripheral Nerves00:06:01 - Factors for Poor Functional Recovery00:06:51 - Classification of Nerve Injuries00:07:15 - Favorable and Unfavorable Classification for Recovery00:07:48 - Indications for Nerve Transfers00:08:53 - Mantra for Nerve Transfers: Donor Distal Recipient Proximal00:09:26 - Indications for Supercharge Nerve Transfers00:10:44 - Indications for Supercharge Nerve Transfer for Ulnar Nerve Injuries00:13:07 - Conclusion You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.