Lower extremity nerve decompression in burn patients.

  title={Lower extremity nerve decompression in burn patients.},
  author={Cindy N. Wu and Catherine T. Calvert and Bruce A. Cairns and Charles Scott Hultman},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  volume={70 5},
INTRODUCTION Generalized neuropathy after burn injury is quite common, but the diagnosis and management of peripheral nerve compression, late after injury, can be difficult. Although the release of upper extremity nerves has been reported, the indications, timing, and outcomes of lower extremity nerve decompression, after burn injury, are not known. METHODS We performed a descriptive, retrospective, 10-year review of elective peripheral nerve decompression in 107 burn patients, at a regional… CONTINUE READING