The impact of contralateral seventh nerve transfer on lower limb muscle properties

Takeaway

  • In addition to improving function of the affected upper limb, contralateral seventh cervical (C7) nerve transfer surgery also improved muscle properties in the lower limbs in spastic hemiplegia patients.

Why this matters

  • While it has been shown that contralateral C7 nerve transfer in spastic hemiplegia can significantly improve paralyzed upper limbs, effect on lower limb muscles has not previously been studied.

  • The potential link between improvements in upper and lower limbs is an important consideration in rehabilitation therapy for these patients.