Mathias Sporer

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We report a nerve graft procedure bridging the thenar branch of the median nerve to the ulnar nerve in three patients with ulnar nerve transection and defect at the mid-forearm. Ulnar nerve function was evaluated with electroneurography and quantitative sensory-motor testing before and after surgery, and at a 6-year follow-up. After surgery all patients(More)
BACKGROUND Nerve transfers are a powerful tool in extremity reconstruction, but the neurophysiological effects have not been adequately investigated. As 81 % of nerve injuries and most nerve transfers occur in the upper extremity with its own neurophysiological properties, the standard rat hindlimb model may not be optimal in this paradigm. Here we present(More)