Research Article| Volume 46, ISSUE 7, P557-564, 1993

Repair of mixed peripheral nerves using muscle autografts: a preliminary communication

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      Twelve patients were reviewed following the reconstruction of mixed motor/sensory nerves using freeze-thawed skeletal muscle autografts. A total of 13 nerves were reconstructed—6 median and 7 ulnar. All the repairs were secondary procedures, with a mean time from injury to grafting of 17 months. Sensory and motor evaluation was carried out and the patients asked to complete a pain questionnaire. Five patients achieved an S3 + level of sensory recovery. Two underwent revision of their muscle grafts to nerve grafts. Motor recovery was universally poor.


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