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Jason Ko, MD, MBA, FACS

Associate Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Nerve transfers have revolutionized the way surgeons treat peripheral nerve injuries in the upper extremity. In this presentation, Dr. Ko will discuss the use of intraoperative nerve stimulation to determine the use of end-to-end or reverse (supercharged) end-to-side nerve transfers to maximize motor outcomes in injuries from the shoulder to the fingertips.

Suggested Reading

J Neurosurg. 2020 May 29:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2020.3.JNS191429. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32470926.

Mechanisms and outcomes of the supercharged end-to-side nerve transfer: a review of preclinical and clinical studies

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Donor Distal, Recipient Proximal and Other Personal Perspectives on Nerve Transfers

  • Mackinnon SE
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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Jan;145(1):106e-116e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006399. PMID: 31881618

Refining Indications for the Supercharge End-to-Side Anterior Interosseous to Ulnar Motor Nerve Transfer in Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

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