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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042331/the-first-experience-of-triple-nerve-transfer-in-proximal-radial-nerve-palsy
#1
Mohammadreza Emamhadi, Sasan Andalib
BACKGROUND: Injury to distal of posterior cord of brachial plexus leads to palsy of the radial and axillary nerves. The symptoms are usually motor deficits of the deltoid muscle, triceps brachii muscle, and the extensor muscles of the wrist, thumb and fingers. Tendon transfers, nerve grafts, and nerve transfers are options of surgical treatment of proximal radial nerve palsy to restore some motor functions. Tendon transfer is painful, requires a long immobilization, and decreases donor muscle strength; nevertheless, nerve transfer produces promising outcome...
October 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040777/efficient-imaging-examining-the-value-of-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-traumatic-adult-brachial-plexus-injuries-a-systematic-review
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Brian Chin, Maleka Ramji, Forough Farrokhyar, James R Bain
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brachial plexus injury (BPI) can result in debilitating sequelae of the upper extremity. Presently, therapeutic decisions are based on the mechanism of injury, serial physical examination, electromyography, nerve conduction, and imaging studies. While magnetic resonance imaging is the current imaging modality of choice for BPI, ultrasound is a promising newcomer that is inexpensive, accessible, and available at point of care. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in the assessment of traumatic adult BPI through a systematic review...
October 11, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029335/cortical-reorganization-in-dual-innervation-by-single-peripheral-nerve
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Mou-Xiong Zheng, Yun-Dong Shen, Xu-Yun Hua, Ao-Lin Hou, Yi Zhu, Wen-Dong Xu
BACKGROUND: Functional recovery after peripheral nerve injury and repair is related with cortical reorganization. However, the mechanism of innervating dual targets by 1 donor nerve is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cortical reorganization when the phrenic nerve simultaneously innervates the diaphragm and biceps. METHODS: Total brachial plexus (C5-T1) injury rats were repaired by phrenic nerve-musculocutaneous nerve transfer with end-to-side (n = 15) or end-to-end (n = 15) neurorrhaphy...
September 21, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020717/ulnar-nerve-injury-on-removal-of-a-contraceptive-implant
#4
Eva E O'Grady, Dominic M Power
The close proximity of contraceptive implant placement to the course of the ulnar nerve can result in injury. Several factors have been implicated in this complication including: low BMI, erroneous placement of the implant, implantation over the brachial groove, and migration of the implant from its original insertion. Clinicians should familiarise themselves with the vulnerable neurovascular structures in the area and refer promptly to a specialist if any neurological symptoms develop during placement or removal of these devices...
December 2016: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993994/efficacy-and-factors-determining-the-outcome-of-dorsal-root-entry-zone-lesioning-procedure-drezotomy-in-the-treatment-of-intractable-pain-syndrome
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Nontaphon Piyawattanametha, Bunpot Sitthinamsuwan, Pramote Euasobhon, Nantthasorn Zinboonyahgoon, Pranee Rushatamukayanunt, Sarun Nunta-Aree
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a disabling condition that adversely affects patient quality of life. The dorsal root entry zone lesioning procedure (DREZotomy) is a modality used to treat intractable pain caused by insults to neural structures. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of and the factors that determine the outcome of microsurgical DREZotomy (MDT). METHOD: All consecutive patients who underwent MDT for treatment of intractable pain during September 2008 to December 2016 were enrolled...
October 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984513/fascicular-shifting-a-novel-technique-to-overcome-large-nerve-defects
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Maria Hader, Matthias E Sporer, Aidan D Roche, Ewald Unger, Konstantin D Bergmeister, Robert Wakolbinger, Oskar C Aszmann
OBJECTIVE Over the last decade, a number of authors have investigated the utility of different biological and synthetic matrices as alternatives to conventional nerve grafts. However, the autologous nerve graft remains the gold standard, even though it often involves using a pure sensory nerve to reconstruct a mixed or even a pure motor nerve. Furthermore, limited donor sites often necessitate a significant mismatch of needed nerve tissue, especially for large proximal nerve defects such as brachial plexus lesions...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977148/elective-amputation-of-the-upper-limb-is-an-option-in-the-treatment-of-traumatic-injuries-of-the-brachial-plexus
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Mário Gilberto Siqueira, Roberto Sérgio Martins, Carlos Otto Heise, Luciano Foroni
The treatment of complete post-traumatic brachial plexus palsy resulting in a flail shoulder and upper extremity remains a challenge to peripheral nerve surgeons. The option of upper limb amputation is controversial and scarcely discussed in the literature. We believe that elective amputation still has a role in the treatment of select cases. The pros and cons of the procedure should be intensely discussed with the patient by a multidisciplinary team. Better outcomes are usually achieved in active patients who strongly advocate for the procedure...
September 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977143/correlation-between-motor-function-recovery-and-daily-living-activity-outcomes-after-brachial-plexus-surgery
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Sonia Regina Ferreira, Roberto Sérgio Martins, Mário G Siqueira
OBJECTIVE: To establish the correlation between clinical evaluation of motor function recovery and daily living activities in 30 patients with upper traumatic brachial plexus injury submitted to surgery. METHODS: The score of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) scale were determined in 30 patients. Epidemiologic factors were also examined and correlations were determined...
September 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974982/current-concept-in-adult-peripheral-nerve-and-brachial-plexus-surgery
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REVIEW
Lukas Rasulic
Peripheral nerve injuries and brachial plexus injuries are relatively frequent. Significance of these injuries lies in the fact that the majority of patients with these types of injuries constitute working population. Since these injuries may create disability, they present substantial socioeconomic problem nowadays. This article will present current state-of-the-art achievements of minimal invasive brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery. It is considered that the age of the patient, the mechanism of the injury, and the associated vascular and soft-tissue injuries are factors that primarily influence the extent of recovery of the injured nerve...
January 2017: Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950736/effects-of-early-nerve-repair-on-experimental-brachial-plexus-injury-in-neonatal-rats
#10
Gráinne Bourke, Aleksandra M McGrath, Mikael Wiberg, Lev N Novikov
Obstetrical brachial plexus injury refers to injury observed at the time of delivery, which may lead to major functional impairment in the upper limb. In this study, the neuroprotective effect of early nerve repair following complete brachial plexus injury in neonatal rats was examined. Brachial plexus injury induced 90% loss of spinal motoneurons and 70% decrease in biceps muscle weight at 28 days after injury. Retrograde degeneration in spinal cord was associated with decreased density of dendritic branches and presynaptic boutons and increased density of astrocytes and macrophages/microglial cells...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932698/quantitative-magnetic-resonance-mr-neurography-for-evaluation-of-peripheral-nerves-and-plexus-injuries
#11
REVIEW
Teodoro Martín Noguerol, Rafael Barousse, Mariano Socolovsky, Antonio Luna
Traumatic conditions of peripheral nerves and plexus have been classically evaluated by morphological imaging techniques and electrophysiological tests. New magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies based on 3D fat-suppressed techniques are providing high accuracy for peripheral nerve injury evaluation from a qualitative point of view. However, these techniques do not provide quantitative information. Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) are functional MRI techniques that are able to evaluate and quantify the movement of water molecules within different biological structures...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927209/intraoperative-imaging-in-traumatic-peripheral-nerve-lesions-correlating-histologic-cross-sections-with-high-resolution-ultrasound
#12
S Shelby Burks, Iahn Cajigas, Jean Jose, Allan D Levi
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative ultrasound (US) has been used as a guide during surgery to better identify deep neuroanatomical structures. OBJECTIVE: To correlate histologic cross-sections from nerve samples taken at the time of surgery with axial, high-resolution US images at similar locations and validate this important tool for intraoperative guidance in nerve surgery. METHODS: Three subjects undergoing nerve repair procedures after traumatic nerve injuries were enrolled prospectively...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901818/brachialis-muscle-transfer-for-reconstructing-digital-flexion-after-brachial-plexus-injury-or-forearm-injury
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Yun-Dong Shen, Mou-Xiong Zheng, Xu-Yun Hua, Yan-Qun Qiu, Ke-Jia Hu, Wen-Dong Xu
Restoration of digital flexion after brachial plexus injury or forearm injury has been a great challenge for hand surgeons. Nerve transfer and forearm donor muscle transfer surgeries are not always feasible. The present study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of restoring digital flexion by brachialis muscle transfer. Ten lower brachial plexus- or forearm-injured patients were enrolled. After at least 12 months following surgery, the middle-finger-to-palm distance was less than 2.5 cm in six patients...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894676/meta-analysis-of-long-thoracic-nerve-decompression-and-neurolysis-versus-muscle-and-tendon-transfer-operative-treatments-of-winging-scapula
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Rahul K Nath, Chandra Somasundaram
BACKGROUND: Injury to long thoracic and the spinal accessory nerves can cause winging scapula as a result of weakness and paralysis of the trapezius and serratus anterior muscles. Although these nerve and muscle operations have been reported to correct winging scapula due to various causes, there is no report on comparing the outcomes of these procedures in peer-reviewed Pubmed-indexed literature. In this article, we compared the improvements in the restoration of shoulder functions in winging scapula patients after long thoracic nerve decompression (LTND) in our present study with outcomes of muscle and tendon transfer operations published in the literature (Aetna cited articles)...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893848/a-review-of-10-years-of-scapula-injuries-sustained-by-uk-military-personnel-on-operations
#15
Darren C Roberts, D M Power, S A Stapley
BACKGROUND: Scapula fractures are relatively uncommon injuries, mostly occurring due to the effects of high-energy trauma. Rates of scapula fractures are unknown in the military setting. The aim of this study is to analyse the incidence, aetiology, associated injuries, treatment and complications of these fractures occurring in deployed military personnel. METHODS: All UK military personnel returning with upper limb injuries from Afghanistan and Iraq were retrospectively reviewed using the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine database and case notes (2004-2014)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884592/peripheral-nerve-intersectional-repair-by-bi-directional-induction-and-systematic-remodelling-biodegradable-conduit-tubulization-from-basic-research-to-clinical-application
#16
Zhang Peixun, Han Na, Yuhui Kou, Yin Xiaofeng, Baoguo Jiang
In terms of the clinical effect of peripheral nerve injury repair, the biological degradable conduit 2 mm small gap tubulization is far better than the traditional epineurial or perineurium neurorrhaphy. The assumption of the bi-directional induction between the central system and the terminal effector during peripheral nerve regeneration is purposed and proved in clinical by our group. The surgical approach of transferring a portion of or the whole contralateral C7 nerve to repair a part of or the whole ipsilateral brachial plexus injury is clinically promoted, in which the most important idea and practice is to use the cone conduit designed by the group to repair thick nerves with fine nerves...
September 8, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872413/restoration-of-active-pick-up-function-in-patients-with-total-brachial-plexus-avulsion-injuries
#17
Feng Li, Shu-Feng Wang, Peng-Cheng Li, Yun-Hao Xue, Ji-Yao Zou, Wen-Jun Li
We designed multiple nerve transfers in one surgery to restore active pick-up function in patients with total brachial plexus avulsion injuries. Forty patients with total brachial plexus avulsion injuries first underwent multiple nerve transfers. These included transfer of the accessory nerve onto the suprascapular nerve to recover shoulder abduction, contralateral C7 nerve onto the lower trunk via the modified prespinal route with direct coaptation to restore lower trunk function and onto the musculocutaneous nerve with interpositional bridging by medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve arising from lower trunk to restore elbow flexion, and the phrenic nerve onto the posterior division of lower trunk to recover elbow and finger extension...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819602/fracture-dislocation-of-shoulder-with-brachial-plexus-palsy-a-case-report-and-review-of-management-options
#18
Sameer Rathore, Srinivas Kasha, Srinivas Yeggana
INTRODUCTION: Injuries causing fracture dislocation of shoulder and brachial plexus palsy are extremely rare. As per authors' knowledge, three part fracture of proximal humerus with shoulder dislocation and brachial plexus palsy has not been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53 year old female sustained a three part fracture of right proximal humerus along with dislocation of shoulder joint and brachial plexus palsy following a fall from a flight of stairs...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790970/structural-and-functional-substitution-of-deleted-primary-sensory-neurons-by-new-growth-from-intrinsic-spinal-cord-nerve-cells-an-alternative-concept-in-reconstruction-of-spinal-cord-circuits
#19
Nicholas D James, Maria Angéria, Elizabeth J Bradbury, Peter Damberg, Stephen B McMahon, Mårten Risling, Thomas Carlstedt
In a recent clinical report, return of the tendon stretch reflex was demonstrated after spinal cord surgery in a case of total traumatic brachial plexus avulsion injury. Peripheral nerve grafts had been implanted into the spinal cord to reconnect to the peripheral nerves for motor and sensory function. The dorsal root ganglia (DRG) containing the primary sensory nerve cells had been surgically removed in order for secondary or spinal cord sensory neurons to extend into the periphery and replace the deleted DRG neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770311/mr-neurography-mrn-of-the-long-thoracic-nerve-retrospective-review-of-clinical-findings-and-imaging-results-at-our-institution-over-4%C3%A2-years
#20
Swati Deshmukh, Laura M Fayad, Shivani Ahlawat
OBJECTIVE: Long thoracic nerve (LTN) injury can result in ipsilateral serratus anterior palsy and scapular winging. Traditional means of evaluating patients with suspected LTN injury include physical examination and electrodiagnostic studies. The purpose of our study is to describe high-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) findings in patients with clinical suspicion of LTN neuropathy. METHODS: In this HIPAA-compliant, IRB-approved, retrospective study, two radiologists reviewed MR imaging performed for long thoracic neuropathy...
August 2, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
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