A comparison between complete immobilisation and protected active mobilisation in sensory nerve recovery following isolated digital nerve injury.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264514
Title:
A comparison between complete immobilisation and protected active mobilisation in sensory nerve recovery following isolated digital nerve injury.
Authors:
Henry, F P; Farkhad, R I; Butt, F S; O'Shaughnessy, M; O'Sullivan, S T
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. frankphenry@gmail.com
Citation:
A comparison between complete immobilisation and protected active mobilisation in sensory nerve recovery following isolated digital nerve injury. 2012, 37 (5):422-6 J Hand Surg Eur Vol
Journal:
The Journal of hand surgery, European volume
Issue Date:
Jun-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264514
DOI:
10.1177/1753193411431208
PubMed ID:
22147643
Abstract:
Post-operative immobilisation following isolated digital nerve repair remains a controversial issue amongst the microsurgical community. Protocols differ from unit to unit and even, as evidenced in our unit, may differ from consultant to consultant. We undertook a retrospective review of 46 patients who underwent isolated digital nerve repair over a 6-month period. Follow-up ranged from 6 to 18 months. Twenty-four were managed with protected active mobilisation over a 4-week period while 22 were immobilised over the same period. Outcomes such as return to work, cold intolerance, two-point discrimination and temperature differentiation were used as indicators of clinical recovery. Our results showed that there was no significant difference noted in either clinical assessment of recovery or return to work following either post-operative protocol, suggesting that either regime may be adopted, tailored to the patient's needs and resources of the unit.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Female; Fingers; Hand Strength; Humans; Immobilization; Male; Nerve Regeneration; Peripheral Nerve Injuries; Range of Motion, Articular; Retrospective Studies; Splints
ISSN:
2043-6289

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHenry, F Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFarkhad, R Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorButt, F Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shaughnessy, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, S Ten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-08T15:20:17Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-08T15:20:17Z-
dc.date.issued2012-06-
dc.identifier.citationA comparison between complete immobilisation and protected active mobilisation in sensory nerve recovery following isolated digital nerve injury. 2012, 37 (5):422-6 J Hand Surg Eur Volen_GB
dc.identifier.issn2043-6289-
dc.identifier.pmid22147643-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1753193411431208-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/264514-
dc.description.abstractPost-operative immobilisation following isolated digital nerve repair remains a controversial issue amongst the microsurgical community. Protocols differ from unit to unit and even, as evidenced in our unit, may differ from consultant to consultant. We undertook a retrospective review of 46 patients who underwent isolated digital nerve repair over a 6-month period. Follow-up ranged from 6 to 18 months. Twenty-four were managed with protected active mobilisation over a 4-week period while 22 were immobilised over the same period. Outcomes such as return to work, cold intolerance, two-point discrimination and temperature differentiation were used as indicators of clinical recovery. Our results showed that there was no significant difference noted in either clinical assessment of recovery or return to work following either post-operative protocol, suggesting that either regime may be adopted, tailored to the patient's needs and resources of the unit.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Journal of hand surgery, European volumeen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFingers-
dc.subject.meshHand Strength-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshImmobilization-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshNerve Regeneration-
dc.subject.meshPeripheral Nerve Injuries-
dc.subject.meshRange of Motion, Articular-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshSplints-
dc.titleA comparison between complete immobilisation and protected active mobilisation in sensory nerve recovery following isolated digital nerve injury.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. frankphenry@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of hand surgery, European volumeen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren

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