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Authors Waclawik AJ, Rao VK
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Journal J Clin Neuromuscul Dis Volume: 4 Issue: 1 Pages: 31-2
Publish Date 2002 Sep
PubMed ID 19078685

A 70-year-old-patient with severe, disabling weakness of finger flexion caused by inclusion body myositis (IBM) underwent surgical treatment with tendon transfers in his dominant (right) upper extremity. His finger flexion markedly improved and he regained the ability to write, use tools, and engage in activities that require good hand function. Treatment of disabling finger weakness with tendon transfers can be very effective in some IBM patients. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System