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The treatment of epineural scarring with allograft vein wrapping.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8953296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Painful scarring around peripheral nerves is a difficult treatment dilemma. Many previously recommended treatment options have resulted in recurrence of pain. The authors describe the technique of allograft vein wrapping with preserved human umbilical vein. To date, 119 vein wrappings of peripheral nerves have been performed. Good or excellent results were obtained in 79% of the patients. The most common complication has been deep infection (in two patients) and a draining sinus tract (in seven patients). The majority of patients have had significant relief from their chronic pain, and the authors have found the results, at an average follow-up of 25 months, to be very encouraging.
V R Masear; S Colgin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hand clinics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0749-0712     ISO Abbreviation:  Hand Clin     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-07     Completed Date:  1997-03-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510415     Medline TA:  Hand Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  773-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Surgeons East, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cicatrix / surgery*
Pain / surgery
Peripheral Nerves / surgery*
Transplantation, Homologous
Treatment Outcome
Veins / transplantation*

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