Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Vergara-Amador E, Vela-Rodríguez F
Transfer of the long head of triceps for elbow flexion in braquial plexus sequelae
Acta Ortop Mex 2016; 30 (6)

Language: Español
References: 9
Page: 326-328
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The independent neurovascular anatomy of the long head of the triceps brachii and its suitability as a free muscle transfer have been extensively studied. Instead muscle transposition of the long head of the triceps brachii to enhance elbow flexion has been rarely described. We describe in this paper two cases of injury of brachial plexus sequel in which transposition was performed only on the long head of the triceps. The elbow flexion was improved, the extension was preserved.

Key words: Anatomy, elbow, tendon transfer, triceps, lesion.