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July 4, 1931

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JAMA. 1931;97(1):41. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730010045020

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Abstract

Nerve Grafting  At a recent session of the Société de chirurgie, Thalheimer and Blondin-Walter presented a patient in whom they had implanted, ten months after an injury, a radial nerve graft taken from a dog. The patient was injured in September, 1926. The wound that resulted was sutured without any especial attention being given to the radial nerve. A paralysis of the nerve in question, which was controlled later by Professor Zimmern, revealed a complete degeneration of all the muscles innervated by the radial nerve, beginning with the supinator longus. Thalheimer reoperated on the patient in July, 1927, and applied a nerve graft about 10 cc. long, which was taken freshly from a dog. In December, 1927, no clinical improvement could be noted. At the end of three years, the patient was reexamined by experts and his disability was definitely established at 50 per cent. A recent examination has shown

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