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Direct nerve suture and knee immobilization in 90 flexion as a technique for treatment of common peroneal, tibial and sural nerve injuries in complex knee trauma


Doring, R; Ciritsis, B; Giesen, T; Simmen, H-P; Giovanoli, P (2012). Direct nerve suture and knee immobilization in 90 flexion as a technique for treatment of common peroneal, tibial and sural nerve injuries in complex knee trauma. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, 2012(12):rjs019-rjs019.

Abstract

There are different ways to treat peripheral nerve injuries with concomitant defects in the lower extremity. One option is a direct nerve suture followed by immobilization of the knee in flexion as it is described for gunshot wounds that lead to lesions of the sciatic nerve and its terminal branches as well as isolated nerve lesions. We used this technique to treat a case of multiple nerve injuries of the lower extremity combined with a complex knee trauma including a lesion of both bones and the posterior capsule. To our knowledge, this technique has not yet been described for such a combined injury in literature.

There are different ways to treat peripheral nerve injuries with concomitant defects in the lower extremity. One option is a direct nerve suture followed by immobilization of the knee in flexion as it is described for gunshot wounds that lead to lesions of the sciatic nerve and its terminal branches as well as isolated nerve lesions. We used this technique to treat a case of multiple nerve injuries of the lower extremity combined with a complex knee trauma including a lesion of both bones and the posterior capsule. To our knowledge, this technique has not yet been described for such a combined injury in literature.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Trauma Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:04 Feb 2013 15:18
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:24
Publisher:JSCR Publishing
ISSN:2042-8812
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjs019
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-71843

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