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Fourteen consecutive patients who had sural nerve grafts to reconstruct the sciatic or peroneal nerve were retrospectively evaluated to determine the functional return of reinnervation. A standardized functional evaluation to assess motor and sensory return of the injured compared with the contralateral side was employed as a means of normalizing the data.(More)
Twenty cadaveric fingers and five thumbs were injected through a midaxial approach, a palmar approach superficial to the flexor tendon, and a palmar approach deep to the tendon, to assess the ability of these approaches to infiltrate the flexor tendon sheath successfully. With care to observe proper positioning of the needle, we were able to achieve(More)
Nine patients were evaluated following nerve grafting of segmental injuries to the peroneal or sciatic nerve. Using a device that quantitated ankle dorsiflexion strength, the average return in strength was 11% recovery of the contralateral leg (correlating to motor grade M2). Four patients had a functional degree of motor recovery (grade M3 or M4), which(More)
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