Some good news today!
I had a nerve test today … Electromyography (EMG) …. this is a 6 month post op check to confirm that the 4 nerve transfers were successful and to test the strength of the signal to the nerves …..
I knew that biceps, brachialis and deltoid were successful because I’ve got a little movement. But the supraspinatus is hidden behind the deltoid and controls the lift of the arm from the 90 degree mark upwards. I haven’t yet been able to do that so I had no idea if the transfer had been successful. Well …. it was. It’s definitely getting nerve signal from the brain. Just have to work hard at using it (somehow) to get it working.
The muscle is pretty wasted away. A nice big sunken in spot on my back at the moment …. but I’ll see what happens!
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