Turkish Neurosurgery 2016 , Vol 26 , Num 2
Microsurgical Outcome of Post-traumatic Peripheral Nerve Injuries: An Experience of 23 Cases and Review of Literature
Kanwaljeet GARG, Sumit SINHA, Guru Dutta SATYARTHEE, Deepak AGARWAL, Deepak Kumar GUPTA, Bhawani SHARMA, Ashok Kumar MAHAPATRA
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Neurosurgery, New Delhi, India DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.7017-12.1 AIM: The present study aimed to evaluate the microsurgical outcome in post-traumatic peripheral nerve injuries and its correlation with time since injury and the type of the operative procedure performed.

MATERIAL and METHODS: All the patients admitted to our center with the diagnosis of post-traumatic peripheral nerve injury were included in the study. The data of all patients was retrospectively analysed from the computerized database of our hospital. The time period of the study was from January 2008 to March 2011.

RESULTS: A total of 23 patients were included in the study. The interval between injury and surgery was 28.8 weeks (range: 1 day – 70 weeks). The most common mode of injury was road traffic accidents (39%, n=9). The mean follow up was 24.7±11.3 months (range 9-45 months). Six (60%) patients had a good outcome. There was no statistically significant correlation between outcome and time since injury or type of operative procedure performed (p >0.05).

CONCLUSION: Post-traumatic peripheral nerve injury is a rare form of nerve injury. There is no correlation between the surgical outcome and time since injury. Some of the nerves have a better outcome as compared to others. Keywords : Peripheral nerve, Nerve injury, Neurapraxia, Axonotmesis, Neurotmesis

Corresponding author : Sumit Sınha, sumitaiims@yahoo.com