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Nerve Injuries in the Upper Extremity

Nerve Injuries in the Upper Extremity Abstract The purpose of this paper is to review our experience with the treatment of nerve injuries in the upper extremity. Since 1950 We have had an opportunity to treat 325 cases of this type. Tables 1, 2, and 3 summarize the nerves which were injured and the level of the injury. In those cases in which more than one nerve was injured, as in multiple lacerations of the digits or combined median and ulnar nerve lesions in the Wrist, the injury is counted as a single case. This group of patients was treated between January, 1950, and January, 1957. The follow-up period varies from one to seven years. Age and Sex One hundred ninety-five of these patients Were men and eighty-one women. There is no difference in the results of nerve repair attributed to the patient's sex. Forty-nine of the patients were 14 years of age or younger (Table 4). References 1. Best, C. H., and Taylor, N. B.: The Physiological Basis of Medical Practice; A Text in Applied Physiology , Ed. 6, Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Company, 1955, p. 913. 2. Best and Taylor,1 page 937. 3. Brodman, H. R.: Tendon Transfer for Old Radial Nerve Paralysis , A. M. A. Arch. Surg. 76:24-27, 1958.Crossref 4. Bunnell, S., and Boyes, J.: Nerve Grafts , Am. J. Surg. 44:64-75, 1939.Crossref 5. Bunnell, S.: Surgery of the Hand , Ed. 3, Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1956, p. 403. 6. Bunnell,5 p. 580. 7. Bunnell,5 p. 463. 8. Bunnell,5 Chap. VIII, p. 362. 9. Flynn, J. E.: Reconstruction of the Hand After Median-Nerve Palsy , New England J. Med. 256:676-682, 1957.Crossref 10. Forrester, C. R. G.: Peripheral Nerve Injuries, with Results of Early and Delayed Suture , Am. J. Surg. 47:555-572, 1940.Crossref 11. Littler, J. W.: Tendon Transfers and Arthrodeses in Combined Median and Ulnar Nerve Paralysis , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 31-A:225-234, 1949. 12. Siler, V. E.: Primary Tenorrhaphy and Neurorrhaphy in the Hand and Forearm , Am. J. Surg. 80:772-775, 1950. 13. Woodhall, B.: Symposium on Neurological Surgery: Peripheral Nerve Injury , S. Clin. North America 34:1147-1165, 1954. 14. Woodhall, B.: Trapezius Paralysis Following Minor Surgical Procedures in the Posterior Cervical Triangle , Ann. Surg. 136:375-379, 1952. 15. Zachary, R. B., and Holmes, W.: Primary Suture of Nerves , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 82:632-651, 1946. 16. Zancolli, E. A.: Claw-Hand Caused by Paralysis of the Intrinsic Muscles: A Simple Surgical Procedure for Its Correction , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 39-A:1076-1080, 1957. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives Surgery American Medical Association

Nerve Injuries in the Upper Extremity

A.M.A. Archives Surgery , Volume 77 (4) – Sep 30, 1958

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Abstract The purpose of this paper is to review our experience with the treatment of nerve injuries in the upper extremity. Since 1950 We have had an opportunity to treat 325 cases of this type. Tables 1, 2, and 3 summarize the nerves which were injured and the level of the injury. In those cases in which more than one nerve was injured, as in multiple lacerations of the digits or combined median and ulnar nerve lesions in the Wrist, the injury is counted as a single case. This group of patients was treated between January, 1950, and January, 1957. The follow-up period varies from one to seven years. Age and Sex One hundred ninety-five of these patients Were men and eighty-one women. There is no difference in the results of nerve repair attributed to the patient's sex. Forty-nine of the patients were 14 years of age or younger (Table 4). References 1. Best, C. H., and Taylor, N. B.: The Physiological Basis of Medical Practice; A Text in Applied Physiology , Ed. 6, Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Company, 1955, p. 913. 2. Best and Taylor,1 page 937. 3. Brodman, H. R.: Tendon Transfer for Old Radial Nerve Paralysis , A. M. A. Arch. Surg. 76:24-27, 1958.Crossref 4. Bunnell, S., and Boyes, J.: Nerve Grafts , Am. J. Surg. 44:64-75, 1939.Crossref 5. Bunnell, S.: Surgery of the Hand , Ed. 3, Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1956, p. 403. 6. Bunnell,5 p. 580. 7. Bunnell,5 p. 463. 8. Bunnell,5 Chap. VIII, p. 362. 9. Flynn, J. E.: Reconstruction of the Hand After Median-Nerve Palsy , New England J. Med. 256:676-682, 1957.Crossref 10. Forrester, C. R. G.: Peripheral Nerve Injuries, with Results of Early and Delayed Suture , Am. J. Surg. 47:555-572, 1940.Crossref 11. Littler, J. W.: Tendon Transfers and Arthrodeses in Combined Median and Ulnar Nerve Paralysis , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 31-A:225-234, 1949. 12. Siler, V. E.: Primary Tenorrhaphy and Neurorrhaphy in the Hand and Forearm , Am. J. Surg. 80:772-775, 1950. 13. Woodhall, B.: Symposium on Neurological Surgery: Peripheral Nerve Injury , S. Clin. North America 34:1147-1165, 1954. 14. Woodhall, B.: Trapezius Paralysis Following Minor Surgical Procedures in the Posterior Cervical Triangle , Ann. Surg. 136:375-379, 1952. 15. Zachary, R. B., and Holmes, W.: Primary Suture of Nerves , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 82:632-651, 1946. 16. Zancolli, E. A.: Claw-Hand Caused by Paralysis of the Intrinsic Muscles: A Simple Surgical Procedure for Its Correction , J. Bone & Joint Surg. 39-A:1076-1080, 1957.

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Published: Sep 30, 1958

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