Nerve injuries sustained during warfare: part I--Epidemiology.

@article{Birch2012NerveIS,
  title={Nerve injuries sustained during warfare: part I--Epidemiology.},
  author={Rolfe Birch and Priyadharshni Misra and Michael P M Stewart and Will G. P. Eardley and Arul Murugan Ramasamy and Kayla Brown and Rajgopal Shenoy and P. R. Vijai Anand and Jonathan C Clasper and Robert E. Dunn and John R. Etherington},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={523-8}
}
We describe 261 peripheral nerve injuries sustained in war by 100 consecutive service men and women injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their mean age was 26.5 years (18.1 to 42.6), the median interval between injury and first review was 4.2 months (mean 8.4 months (0.36 to 48.49)) and median follow-up was 28.4 months (mean 20.5 months (1.3 to 64.2)). The nerve lesions were predominantly focal prolonged conduction block/neurapraxia in 116 (45%), axonotmesis in 92 (35%) and neurotmesis in 53 (20… CONTINUE READING

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