Surgical treatment of traumatic lesions of the axillary nerve. A retrospective study of 33 cases.

@article{Wehbe2004SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of traumatic lesions of the axillary nerve. A retrospective study of 33 cases.},
  author={Joseph W Wehbe and Ghassan Maalouf and Joseph Habanbo and Rita Maria Chidiac and Emanuel Braun and Michel Merle},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={
          11-8
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recovery of muscular strength after surgical intervention in axillary nerve injuries. Surgery was elected when no signs of recovery were noted after three months of conservative treatment. Between 1980 and 1996, 46 traumatic lesions of the axillary nerve were surgically treated. Thirteen patients were excluded from the study for various reasons. Among the remaining 33, 20 with interruption of the nerve trunk were treated with nerve grafts and 13… CONTINUE READING

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