Pronator teres opposition transfer through guyon's canal: A technique

Michael C. Nicoson, Mark E. Morrey, Matthew Abdel, Alexander Yong-Shik Shin, Allen Thorp Bishop

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Restoration of thumb opposition in the setting of peripheral nerve or brachial plexus injury is critical to upper limb function. When commonly utilized opposition donors are unavailable for clinical use, the pronator teres represents a good and reliable tendon for restoration of thumb opposition. Here we describe our rational and technique for pronator teres opposition transfer using Guyon's canal as a pulley.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-174
Number of pages5
JournalTechniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 12 2014


  • opponensplasty
  • Opposition
  • pronator teres

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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