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Potential Drawbacks of Nerve Transfers

There are also a few potential drawbacks of nerve transfers (Senjaya & Midha 2013).

  1. When the donor nerve and its pertinent muscle sacrificed are of suboptimal function to begin with (MRC 3 or 4), nerve transfer many significantly downgrade its function.
  2. An entirely denervated muscle, as a result of its nerve being donated is no longer suitable for muscle transfer donor.
  3. Central motor re-education is needed to achieve functional recovery-this re-education can be challenging for patients, especially for nerve transfers from non-synergistic nerve.