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February 1974

Les Lesions Traumatiques Des Nerfs Peripheriques

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Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Arch Surg. 1974;108(2):251. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350260103037

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This monograph on the traumatic lesions of the nerves is published by the Groupe d'Etudes de la Main and deals specifically with nerve injuries and nerve repairs. The book is divided into three parts.

The first part deals with the microanatomy of the nerves and the examination of sensory areas of the hand in the evaluation of nerve function. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the nerve sheaths. The electromyography of the hand and its contribution to diagnosis is explained. An interesting article by Karabarbounis deals with neurography that consists of injecting the nerve sheaths with opaque material for visualization. Further demonstration of the technique is shown by Razemon and associates. They demonstrate the exact location of nerve injuries in a very convincing manner.

The second part contains a discussion of the original article by Froment on his sign as well as an excellent evaluation of the nerve damages

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