(iii) Peripheral nerve repair

Jaiyoung Ryu, Claire F. Beimesch, Trapper J. Lalli

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Abstract

Peripheral nerve injuries affect all age groups and can be devastating to patients. A timely repair and thorough exam both preoperatively and intraoperatively can help increase the chances of a successful outcome. The technical aspects of peripheral nerve injury evaluation and repair must take into account the unique anatomy and function of the nervous system. Proper microsurgical techniques such as tension-free repair are a critical aspect of the repair process. Nerve grafts, conduits, and biotherapies are all viable ways to increase the odds of a meaningful repair. Proper immobilization, mobilization, and a targeted rehabilitation protocol are also important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-180
Number of pages7
JournalOrthopaedics and Trauma
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

Keywords

  • Microsurgery
  • Nerve conduit
  • Nerve graft
  • Peripheral nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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