November 1972

An Operation to Restore Opposition of the Thumb by Nerve Transfer

Author Affiliations

Bronx, NY
From the departments of orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, and the combined hand service, the Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Arch Surg. 1972;105(5):777-779. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180110094024

Upper-arm median nerve injury occurred in a patient. The branch of the ulnar nerve to the ring-finger lumbrical was detached and sutured to the distal end of the surgically divided branch of the median nerve to the thenar muscles. Function of these muscles was restored within 11 weeks.