What is evidence based in the reconstruction of digital nerves? A systematic review.

  title={What is evidence based in the reconstruction of digital nerves? A systematic review.},
  author={Willem D Rinkel and Bionka M. A. Huisstede and Dirk-Jan J C van der Avoort and J. Henk Coert and Steven E. R. Hovius},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  volume={66 2},
BACKGROUND An intact digital nerve is obligatory for hand function. When transected, the hand surgeon has several options. However, there is no hard evidence which technique to choose. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to provide an evidence-based overview of the effectiveness of interventions used in reconstruction and post-surgical management of digital nerve injuries. METHODS The Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL and PEDro databases were searched. Two reviewers independently… CONTINUE READING


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