Ideal Axon Counts for Free Functioning Gracilis Muscle Transfer


About this study

The aim of this study is to look at the number of axons, myelinated fiber area, and total axon area of the SAN and ICNs, in addition to the obturator nerve of the gracilis muscle.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Adult patients (over 18 years-old) post traumatic brachial plexus injury presenting to the Brachial Plexus multidisciplinary clinic.
  2. Patients undergoing free-functioning muscle transfer using the gracilis muscle.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Alexander Shin, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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