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Tibial nerve grafting for restoration of plantar sensation.

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Nunley, JA; Gabel, GT
Published in: Foot Ankle
1993

Five patients with a segmental loss of the tibial nerve and insensate plantar aspect of the foot were evaluated at an average of 5 years (2.5-9.5) postsural nerve grafting of the tibial nerve. Free-tissue transfer was required in three patients. The results as graded by restoration of superficial sensation, healing of plantar ulceration, and absence of neurogenic pain were four good and one fair at follow-up over 2 years. Assessment at 2 years or less yielded one good and four poor results, indicating a prolonged recovery period. Nerve grafting may be indicated in segmental injuries of the tibial nerve to restore plantar sensation, but ultimate recovery may require up to 4 years.

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Foot Ankle

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ISSN

0198-0211

Publication Date

1993

Volume

14

Issue

9

Start / End Page

489 / 492

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Transplantation, Autologous
  • Tibial Nerve
  • Sural Nerve
  • Sensation
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Foot
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Adult
 

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Nunley, J. A., & Gabel, G. T. (1993). Tibial nerve grafting for restoration of plantar sensation. Foot Ankle, 14(9), 489–492. https://doi.org/10.1177/107110079301400901
Nunley, J. A., and G. T. Gabel. “Tibial nerve grafting for restoration of plantar sensation.Foot Ankle 14, no. 9 (1993): 489–92. https://doi.org/10.1177/107110079301400901.
Nunley JA, Gabel GT. Tibial nerve grafting for restoration of plantar sensation. Foot Ankle. 1993;14(9):489–92.
Nunley, J. A., and G. T. Gabel. “Tibial nerve grafting for restoration of plantar sensation.Foot Ankle, vol. 14, no. 9, 1993, pp. 489–92. Pubmed, doi:10.1177/107110079301400901.
Nunley JA, Gabel GT. Tibial nerve grafting for restoration of plantar sensation. Foot Ankle. 1993;14(9):489–492.

Published In

Foot Ankle

DOI

ISSN

0198-0211

Publication Date

1993

Volume

14

Issue

9

Start / End Page

489 / 492

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Transplantation, Autologous
  • Tibial Nerve
  • Sural Nerve
  • Sensation
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Foot
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Adult