Category: Peripheral nervesNeurotization of the Upper Extremity: TechniqueVillavicencio, Alan T. M. D.; Friedman, Allan H. M. D.Author Information Dr. Villavicencio is Senior Neurosurgery Resident at Duke University Medical Center, and Dr. Friedman is Professor and Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Editor: Ali F. Krisht, M.D.* University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Production Assistant: Ronalda Williams Editorial Board: Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D. Evandro De Oliveira, M.D. Curtis A. Dickman, M.D. Rudolph Fahlbusch, M.D. John Fox, M.D. Allan Friedman, M.D. Douglas Kondziolka, M.D. Mark Linskey, M.D. Tom Origitano, M.D. Glenn Pait, M.D. Kalmon Post, M.D. Chandra Sen, M.D. Robert Solomon, M.D. Martin Weiss, M.D. Gazi Yasargil, M.D. *Dr. Krisht has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Contemporary Neurosurgery: January 2000 - Volume 22 - Issue 1 - p 1-5 Buy Abstract Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the process of neurotization, including its indications, preoperative evaluation, and the potential benefits that the procedure is hoped to achieve. 2. Explain the surgical techniques of neurotization in the upper extremities, including the different donor nerve options and the steps involved in the surgery. 3. Describe the postoperative care, expected results of surgery, and potential complications. © 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.