Morbidity following sural nerve harvesting: A prospective study

@article{Martins2012MorbidityFS,
  title={Morbidity following sural nerve harvesting: A prospective study},
  author={Roberto S{\'e}rgio Martins and Rafael de Albuquerque Barbosa and M{\'a}rio Gilberto Siqueira and Matheus Schmidt Soares and Manoel Jacobson Teixeira},
  journal={Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={114},
  pages={1149-1152}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate donor site morbidity following sural nerve harvesting, with special attention to the recovery of sensory loss. METHODS We prospectively followed 38 subjects who underwent sural nerve harvest, including two with bilateral nerve excision. Symptoms related to sural nerve excision were evaluated and demarcation of the area with reduced touch sensation was quantified. Assessments were performed periodically up to 1 year after surgery and the results of different sensory… CONTINUE READING

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