Epineurial repair

Ajani G. Nugent, Morad Askari

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Abstract

This chapter details essential steps of epineurial repair to prevent long-term neuromuscular dysfunction secondary to neural injury. Dissection exposes proximal and distal stumps of the nerve; devitalized tissues are debrided. Under microscope, the nerve stumps are excised until fascicular mushrooming is clear, and then suturing through the epineurium is performed to aid neural coaptation. Soft tissue is reapproximated for complete coverage of the nerve. Indications, essential steps, postoperative care, possible complications, operative dictation, and references are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages501-502
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Epineurium
  • Nerve stump
  • Neural coaptation
  • Neural discontinuity
  • Neural injury
  • Neurological impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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