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trapezius transfer

Clark R Dickerson, Talia Alenabi, Bernard J Martin, Don B Chaffin
This study aimed to compare the activity of four shoulder muscles in individuals with low back pain (LBP), spinal cord injuries (SCI) and a control group, during one-handed load transfer trials. Nine individuals with minimum one-year of LBP, eleven with thoracic/lumbar SCI and nine healthy controls participated in this study. The activations of anterior deltoid, upper trapezius, infraspinatus and pectoralis major were recorded by surface EMG during one-handed transferring of a cylinder from a home shelve to six spatially distributed target shelves...
March 8, 2018: Ergonomics
Norman Helm, Olaf Prieske, Thomas Muehlbauer, Tom Krüger, Urs Granacher
BACKGROUND: In judo, rapid force production during pulling movements is an important component of athletic performance, which is why this capacity needs to be specifically exercised in judo. This study aimed at examining the effects of a judo-specific resistance training program using a judo ergometer system (PTJ) versus a traditional resistance training regime using a partner (PTP) on kinetics and muscle activity of judo-specific pulling exercises. METHOD: Twenty-four male judo athletes (age: 22 ± 4 years, training experience: 15 ± 3 years) were randomly assigned to two groups...
February 14, 2018: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
Adeline Cambon-Binder, Lynda Preure, Heba Dubert-Khalifa, Pierre-Sylvain Marcheix, Zoubir Belkheyar
Spinal accessory nerve grafting requires identification of both nerve stumps in the scar tissue, which is sometimes difficult. We propose a direct nerve transfer using a fascicle from the posterior division of the upper trunk. We retrospectively reviewed 11 patients with trapezius palsy due to an iatrogenic injury of the spinal accessory nerve in nine cases. The mean age was 38 years (range 21-59). Preoperatively, patients showed shoulder weakness and limited range of motion. At a mean follow-up of 25 months, active shoulder abduction improvement averaged 57°...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Xuan Ye, Yun-Dong Shen, Jun-Tao Feng, Wen-Dong Xu
OBJECTIVE Spinal accessory nerve (SAN) injury results in a series of shoulder dysfunctions and continuous pain. However, current treatments are limited by the lack of donor nerves as well as by undesirable nerve regeneration. Here, the authors report a modified nerve transfer technique in which they employ a nerve fascicle from the posterior division (PD) of the ipsilateral C-7 nerve to repair SAN injury. The technique, first performed in cadavers, was then undertaken in 2 patients. METHODS Six fresh cadavers (12 sides of the SAN and ipsilateral C-7) were studied to observe the anatomical relationship between the SAN and C-7 nerve...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Nicholas J Clark, Bassem T Elhassan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to describe the tendon transfer options for treating irreparable rotator cuff tears (RCTs). Options for transfer include latissimus dorsi and lower trapezius transfers for posterior-superior RCTs and pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi transfer for anterior-superior RCTs. RECENT FINDINGS: While the latissimus dorsi tendon transfer has historically been performed for posterosuperior RCTs, the lower trapezius transfer is a more anatomic option and has demonstrated promising results in recent studies...
March 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
P Valenti
An irreparable cuff tear is defined as the inability to achieve direct repair of native tendon to the great tuberosity despite intra- and extra-articular release of the remaining tissue. Three distinct anatomic patterns are identified: posterosuperior cuff tears which involve the supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor; anterosuperior tears which involve the supraspinatus and subscapularis; and global tears which comprise both. Subacromial debridement and tenotomy or tenodesis of the long head of the biceps are proposed for older patients with a functional but very painful shoulder...
January 29, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Gwénolé Kermarrec, Jean David Werthel, Pablo Canales, Philippe Valenti
Deltoid palsy is a classical contraindication for reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA). However, in cases associating axillary nerve palsy and rotator cuff tear or glenohumeral arthritis, few options remain. We present a case in which combining RSA with transfer of the pectoralis major and upper and middle trapezius transfer provided satisfactory results in a patient suffering of both an irreparable rotator cuff tear and a deltoid palsy.Level of evidence IV.
January 25, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Kentaro Ago, Noboru Matsumura, Takuji Iwamoto, Kazuki Sato, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto
CASE: A 37-year-old man with scapular winging, caused by combined palsy of the spinal accessory nerve and the long thoracic nerve, was successfully treated with a pectoralis major transfer to substitute for the serratus anterior muscle, and with levator scapulae and rhomboid muscle transfers to substitute for the trapezius muscle. CONCLUSION: The serratus anterior paralysis was thought to have occurred secondary to traction of the long thoracic nerve by the unsupported scapula following the spinal accessory nerve palsy...
April 2017: JBJS Case Connector
Conor M Sugrue, Grainne Rooney, Ryan M Sugrue
OBJECTIVE: Head and neck (H&N) reconstruction after cancer resection is challenging. Myocutaneous trapezius flaps provide an alternative reconstruction for patients not suitable for microvascular free tissue transfer. METHODS: A systematic review was performed on studies involving trapezius flaps for H&N reconstruction post oncological resection between the years 1985-2015. Data extracted included patient numbers and demographics, operative technique and complications...
December 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Bruno E Crepaldi, José Queiroz L Neto, Marcelo R Rezende, Rames M Júnior, Daniele S Scarcella
BACKGROUND: Brachial plexus injury is a complex entity that often results in partial recovery. Most studies to date have focused on improving shoulder abduction. However, a recent technique has been outlined-one that transfers the lower trapezius to improve the external rotation of the shoulder. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the gains in external rotation of the shoulder in patients who have undergone transfer of the lower trapezius; secondarily, we assessed the range of motion in the elbow and shoulder joints, as well as the muscle strength and quality of life...
November 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Bassem T Elhassan, Ryan M Cox, Dave R Shukla, Julia Lee, Anand M Murthi, Robert Z Tashjian, Joseph A Abboud
Management of failed rotator cuff repair may be difficult, especially in young patients. Various nonmodifiable and modifiable patient factors, including age, tendon quality, rotator cuff tear characteristics, acute or chronic rotator cuff tear, bone quality, tobacco use, and medications, affect rotator cuff repair healing. Surgical variables, such as the technique, timing, tension on the repair, the biomechanical construct, and fixation, as well as the postoperative rehabilitation strategy also affect rotator cuff repair healing...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Bassem T Elhassan, Eric R Wagner, Jean-David Werthel, Malo Lehanneur, Julia Lee
BACKGROUND: Management of shoulder arthritis associated with deltoid paralysis can be very challenging. The purpose of this study was to report the outcome of reverse shoulder arthroplasty with pedicled pectoralis transfer to reconstruct the anterior deltoid in patients with symptomatic shoulder arthritis and a paralyzed deltoid. METHODS: This study included 31 patients with an average age of 51 years (range, 27-73 years). All patients had chronic deltoid paralysis with significant loss of function due to progressive arthritis associated with rotator cuff deficiency...
January 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Rahul K Nath, Chandra Somasundaram
BACKGROUND: Injury to long thoracic and the spinal accessory nerves can cause winging scapula as a result of weakness and paralysis of the trapezius and serratus anterior muscles. Although these nerve and muscle operations have been reported to correct winging scapula due to various causes, there is no report on comparing the outcomes of these procedures in peer-reviewed Pubmed-indexed literature. In this article, we compared the improvements in the restoration of shoulder functions in winging scapula patients after long thoracic nerve decompression (LTND) in our present study with outcomes of muscle and tendon transfer operations published in the literature (Aetna cited articles)...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Ronald L Snarr, Ashleigh V Hallmark, Jason C Casey, Michael R Esco
Strengthening muscles of the back may have various implications for improving functions of daily living, aiding in the transfer of power in throwing, and assist in injury prevention of the shoulder complex. While several versions of the pull-up exist, there is currently no literature comparing their differences. The purpose of this investigation was to compare the electromyographical activity of the latissimus dorsi, posterior deltoid, middle trapezius, and biceps brachii while performing three variations of the pull-up...
September 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
Alessandro Thione, Pedro C Cavadas, Alberto Perez Espadero, Carlo G Rubi
Amyoplasia congenita, or "classic distal arthrogryposis," is the most common disorder among the congenital, non-progressive, multiple joint contractural conditions named arthrogryposis. The cause remains unknown, and it occurs sporadically. Abnormal neurological examination indicates that movement in utero was diminished as a result of an abnormality of the central or peripheral nervous system, the motor end plate, or muscle. The absence of central neural pathology indicates the origin in akinetic fetal condition...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Jessica Kilkenny, Dennis J Larson, Mathew MacCormick, Stephen H M Brown, Ameet Singh
OBJECTIVE: To compare upper extremity muscle activity and workload between simulated open surgery, multiple port laparoscopic surgery (MLS), and single incision laparoscopic surgery (SLS) techniques in veterinary students. STUDY DESIGN: Pilot study. POPULATION: Veterinary students (n = 10) from years 1 to 4. METHODS: Bipolar skin surface electrodes were fixed bilaterally to the forearm flexor, forearm extensor, biceps brachii, triceps brachii, and upper trapezius muscles...
May 29, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Gretchen D Oliver, Hillary Plummer, Lisa Henning, Michael Saper, Gabrielle Glimer, Allison Brambeck, James R Andrews
BACKGROUND: Throwing requires proper stability and orientation of the pelvis and scapula for efficient energy transfer during pitching. Fatigue of the pelvis and scapular musculature throughout the course of a game can impair pitching performance, and place excessive demands on the throwing arm leading to injury. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in pelvis, torso, and upper extremity pitching mechanics and muscle activations between the fastball, change-up, and curveball pitches in youth baseball pitchers following a simulated game...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Bassem T Elhassan, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Andrew T Assenmacher, Eric R Wagner
Tendon transfer options to reconstruct a massive irreparable posterior-superior rotator cuff tear include latissimus dorsi, teres major, or lower trapezius transfer. We previously described the lower trapezius transfer using a 2-incision approach, which includes a medial incision to harvest the lower trapezius and lateral transacromial incision to expose the rotator cuff and then perform the transfer through a deep tunnel connecting these 2 sites. In this report, we describe an arthroscopic-assisted technique of lower trapezius transfer augmented with an Achilles tendon allograft to reconstruct an irreparable posterior-superior rotator cuff tear...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Hee Jun Yang, Dong Hun Lee, Yang Woo Kim, Sang Gu Lee, Young Woo Cheon
BACKGROUND: The trapezius muscle flap is not usually the first reconstructive option for skin and soft tissue defects in the posterior neck and scalp due to surgeons' unfamiliarity with the surgical anatomy and developments in free tissue transfer techniques. The goals of this study were to describe the clinical use of trapezius flaps in posterior neck and scalp reconstruction, and to investigate the vascular anatomy of trapezius flaps in Asians in order to obtain information facilitating the safe design and elevation of flaps in which most of the muscle is preserved...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Eva Placheta, Ines Tinhofer, Melanie Schmid, Lukas F Reissig, Igor Pona, Wolfgang Weninger, Thomas Rath, David Chwei-Chin Chuang, Chieh Han Tzou
INTRODUCTION: Facial reanimation surgery is performed in severe cases of facial palsy to restore facial function. In a 1-stage procedure, the spinal accessory nerve can be used as a donor nerve to power a free gracilis muscle transplant for the reanimation of the mouth. The aim of this study was to describe the surgical anatomy of the spinal accessory nerve, provide a guide for reliable donor nerve dissection, and analyze the available donor axon counts. METHODS: Dissections were performed on 10 nonembalmed cadavers (measurements of 20 nerves)...
December 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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