Traumatic Peripheral Nerve Lesions

Updated: Dec 28, 2015
  • Author: Neil R Holland, MBBS, MBA, FAAN; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Overview

Background

Evaluation and management of peripheral nerve injuries requires a thorough knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and electrodiagnostic medicine. The purpose of this article is not to describe the clinical features of every conceivable nerve injury. This type of information is well presented in other publications. [1] Instead, this article emphasizes the use of various electrodiagnostic techniques in the evaluation and management of nerve injuries in general.