Long-term neurologic hand complications after radial artery harvesting using conventional cold and harmonic scalpel techniques.

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of neurologic hand complications after radial artery harvesting and to compare the harmonic scalpel versus conventional cold scalpel technique. METHODS From 1995 to 2000, 786 radial arteries were harvested from 782 patients for coronary artery bypass grafting. From 1995 to 1997, the… (More)

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