Sensory relearning after nerve repair.

@article{Lundborg2001SensoryRA,
  title={Sensory relearning after nerve repair.},
  author={G{\"o}ran Lundborg and Birgitta Ros{\'e}n},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={358 9284},
  pages={809-10}
}
One of the challenges in reconstructive surgery is to ensure hand sensibility is regained after median nerve repair. We assessed tactile gnosis in 54 patients (mean age 32 [range 4-72] years) after repair of transected median or ulnar nerves at the wrist level. We found that there is a well-defined critical period for sensory relearning after nerve repair. There is an optimum capacity below age 5-10 years followed by a rapid decline, which levels out after puberty. The curve correlates with… CONTINUE READING

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