Kyle J. Chepla, MD

Division of Plastic Surgery at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio; Associate Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Chepla’s special interests include surgery of the hand and wrist, peripheral nerve surgery, upper extremity reconstruction, and surgical treatment of tetraplegia.

Dr. Kyle Chepla reviewed his experience and techniques for optimizing outcomes after hand and upper extremity tendon transfers. The lecture included a review of the literature, patient evaluation, surgical planning and treatment, and clinical case studies. An interactive question and answer session followed the prepared presentation.

Suggested Reading

Hand Clin. 2016;32(3):283-289. doi:10.1016/j.hcl.2016.03.001

Principles of Tendon Transfer

  • Wilbur D
  • Hammert WC
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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009;123(5):169e-177e. doi:10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181a20526

Tendon transfers: Part I. Principles of transfer and transfers for radial nerve palsy

  • Sammer DM
  • Chung KC
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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009;124(3):212e-21e. doi:10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181b037c7

Tendon transfers: Part II. Transfers for ulnar nerve palsy and median nerve palsy

  • Sammer DM
  • Chung KC
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J Hand Surg Am. 2015;40(12):2489-2500. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.06.003

Tetraplegia Management Update.

  • Fridén J
  • Gohritz A
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