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Acute nerve grafting in traumatic injuries: two case studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11716270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary nerve grafting in traumatic injuries is rarely performed because of the uncertainty of the extent of injury, the limited availability of nerve grafts, and the damage to adjacent soft tissue. In this report the authors present two cases of acute nerve grafting after trauma-the first of the common peroneal nerve and the second of the ulnar nerve above the elbow-with sensory and motor recovery. Although compelling general arguments against primary posttraumatic nerve grafting exist, these cases illustrate that, in certain favorable and critical clinical situations, acute nerve grafting may be successful.
V Sud; J Chang; M W Lineaweaver
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-21     Completed Date:  2002-02-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  555-9; discussion 559-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson 39216, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arm Injuries / surgery*
Leg Injuries / surgery*
Peroneal Nerve / transplantation*
Ulnar Nerve / transplantation*

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