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August 1979

Injuries to the Major Branches of Peripheral Nerves of the Forearm

Author Affiliations

Division of Neurosurgery University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, IA 52242

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(8):526. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500440096035

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The book is introduced by an English translation of J. Tinel's article "Le Signe du 'Fourmillement' dans les Lésions des Nerfs Periphérique." Subsequently, the text is concerned with historical development of concepts for peripheral nerve operative technique, physiology and clinical interpretation of nerve regeneration, and clinical application of the electromyogram in forearm nerve injuries. The second portion of the book is a treatise of the normal anatomy and pathological entities of radial, ulnar, and median nerve forearm injuries.

The text mainly reviews surgical management based on the author's extensive clinical experience. The management includes techniques of neurolysis and neurorrhaphy, in addition to timing of surgery. The author is aware of the many controversial issues involved and references these controversies well. The discussion of entrapment neuropathies using anatomical illustrations is excellent, particularly that concerned with the radial nerve traversing Frohse's arcade. Similarly, there is a good discussion and anatomical illustration of

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