Use of the anterior branch of the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve as a graft for the repair of defects of the digital nerve.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Using the anterior branch of the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve, grafting was performed on twenty-one digital nerves. The goal of the procedure was to repair a traumatic defect of greater than one centimeter in the digital nerves of fourteen patients. The patients were followed for twenty-four to eighty-nine months (average, fifty-seven months). All but one nerve graft restored the ability to distinguish between sharp and dull stimuli, and all but three restored two-point discrimination of between five and fifteen millimeters (average, nine millimeters). No painful neuromas developed at the donor site.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nunley, JA; Ugino, MR; Goldner, RD; Regan, N; Urbaniak, JR

Published Date

  • April 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 71 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 563 - 567

PubMed ID

  • 2703516

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9355


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States