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Nerve injuries 

Nerve injuries
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Nerve injuries
Author(s):

Grey Giddins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012025
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date: 13 December 2019

Nerve injuries are common

The history is usually clear but the examination may be less so

Neurophysiology is only useful after 3 weeks

Imaging is of limited value as yet

Treatment is removal of the cause/repair as appropriate

Recovery is dependent upon many factors especially patient age, severity of the injury, how proximal the injury is and the type of nerve

Post operative therapy is crucial

Late reconstruction is primarily for motor function.

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