• “Adductor Magnus Muscle Transfer to Restore Knee Extension: Anatomical Studies and Clinical Applications”

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Loss of knee extension causes significant impairment. Though nerve-based reconstruction is preferable in cases of femoral nerve palsy or injury, these surgeries are not always appropriate if the pathology involves the quadriceps muscles or presentation too late for muscle reinnervation. Muscle transfers are another option that have been underutilized in the lower extremity. We describe the successful restoration of knee extension by adductor magnus muscle transfer without functional donor morbidity, along with anatomical considerations.
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