Gracilis Transfer


About this study

Intramuscular pressure (IMP) increases as passive tension is induced. We hypothesize, IMP can be used to identify the optimal length in the gracilis muscle during a free functioning muscle transfer. Additionally, with the aid of a computational model, the placement of the free muscle in the upper limb will be a guide for the maximum force production and optimized function.

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.

Patients undergoing gracilis transfer surgery

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 Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Alexander Shin M.D.

(507) 284-3689

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