Use of two‐point discrimination as a nerve repair assessment tool: preliminary report

@article{Shooter2005UseOT,
  title={Use of two‐point discrimination as a nerve repair assessment tool: preliminary report},
  author={David R. Shooter},
  journal={ANZ Journal of Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={75}
}
  • D. Shooter
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Medicine
  • ANZ Journal of Surgery
Background:  Two‐point discrimination, static and dynamic, has long been used as an assessment tool for tactile gnosis, and to assess recovery after repair of a peripheral nerve. While use of a bent paperclip with a specified intertip distance as the assessment device has been described, no research has been performed on the accuracy of setting this distance by hand and eye alone. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate this accuracy. 
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