Beyond the TechniqueRehabilitation Following Nerve Transfer SurgeryLarocerie-Salgado, Juliana OT, MSc, CHT*; Chinchalkar, Shrikant OT, MOT, CHT*; Ross, Douglas C. MD, MEd*; Gillis, Joshua MD*; Doherty, Christopher D. MD, MPH†; Miller, Thomas A. MD* Author Information *Roth| McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre and the Peripheral Nerve Clinic, Western University, London, ON †Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Juliana Larocerie-Salgado, OT, MSc, CHT, Hand Therapy Division, Roth|McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, 21 Grosvenor St, London, ON, Canada N6A 1Y6. E-mail: [email protected]. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: June 2022 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 - p 71-77 doi: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000359 Buy Metrics Abstract Nerve transfer surgery is an important new addition to the treatment paradigm following nerve trauma. The following rehabilitation plan has been developed over the past 15 years, in an interdisciplinary, tertiary peripheral nerve program at the “Roth|McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre.” This center evaluates more than 400 patients with complex nerve injuries annually and has been routinely using nerve transfers since 2005. The described rehabilitation program includes input from patients, therapists, physiatrists, and surgeons and has evolved based on experience and updated science. The plan is comprised of phases which are practical, reproducible and will serve as a framework to allow other peripheral nerve programs to adapt and improve the “Roth|McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre” paradigm to enhance patient outcomes. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.