• “Outcomes of Anterior Interosseous Nerve Transfer to Restore Intrinsic Muscle Function after High Ulnar Nerve Injury.”

    6 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Traumatic high ulnar nerve injuries have historically resulted in long-term loss of hand function due to the long re-innervation distance to the intrinsic muscles. Transfer of the anterior interosseous nerve to the deep motor branch of the ulnar nerve is proving promising in these patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes and efficacy of this procedure in our series. Eligible high ulnar nerve injury patients who underwent AIN to MUN nerve transfer were evaluated with a mean follow-up of 17 months.
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  • A Supportive Donor Nerve for Long-Term Facial Paralysis: Anatomical Analysis of the Posterior Auricular Nerve and Micro-Anatomical Comparison with Zygomatic Nerve

    6 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    The posterior auricular nerve is an inspiring candidate for the additional axonal source in long-term facial paralysis to improve the functional results of the cross-facial nerve graft technique. However, no studies have analyzed the PAN's axonal load and its microscopic anatomy to assess its utilization in facial reanimation. The present study aims to examine the anatomical and microscopic features of the PAN to analyze its feasibility as a donor nerve.
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