Potential Drawbacks of Nerve Transfers
There are also a few potential drawbacks of nerve transfers (Senjaya & Midha 2013).
- 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.
- An entirely denervated muscle, as a result of its nerve being donated is no longer suitable for muscle transfer donor.
- 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.