Transplantation of the Rectus femoris Muscle
Pioneer work in muscle transplantation was carried out by Tamai, Kubo, Harii and Ikuta [1–4]. The first use of the rectus femoris muscle in a human was performed May 20, 1976, in a 49 year old man whose flexor aspect of the forearm was severely injured in an industrial accident. Prior reconstructive steps included initial debridement and coverage with a pedicle skin flap; with later sural nerve grafting to reconstruct the median and ulnar nerves.
KeywordsRectus Femoris Median Epicondyle Facial Paralysis Transverse Carpal Ligament Rectus Femoris Muscle
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