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Intrinsic reinnervation--myth or reality?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8409655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A clinical and electromyographic study of major nerve transections at the wrist in 22 patients has shown that electrical recovery nearly always occurs in the intrinsic muscles, despite the absence of clinically detectable function. There appears to be a level of electrical reinnervation above which clinically detectable intrinsic muscle power is usually present. This level would appear to be 50% of the contralateral maximum evoked muscle action potential; above this the "myth" of clinical recovery becomes a reality.
R L Lester; P J Smith; G Mott; R M McAllister
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-10     Completed Date:  1993-11-10     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
RAFT Department of Research in Plastic Surgery, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Electromyography / instrumentation
Evoked Potentials / physiology
Follow-Up Studies
Galvanic Skin Response / physiology
Median Nerve / injuries*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Motor Skills / physiology
Muscles / innervation*
Nerve Regeneration / physiology*
Neurologic Examination / instrumentation
Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
Reaction Time / physiology
Sensation / physiology
Sweating / physiology
Ulnar Nerve / injuries*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Wrist Injuries / physiopathology*,  surgery

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