Hand Surg Rehabil 2022 02 2;41S:S16-S22. Epub 2021 Sep 2.
Research Unit, Clinique Blomet, 136 bis Rue Blomet, 75015 Paris, France; University of Paris, Medical School, 12, Rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris, France; Hand, Upper Limb & Peripheral Nerve Surgery Service, Georges-Pompidou European Hospital (HEGP), 20, Rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France.
Imaging has become an essential tool in the study of the posttraumatic paralytic upper limb, in addition to the clinical examination and electroneuromyography. Upper extremity surgeons must be aware of how these different techniques contribute to the initial and preoperative assessment of nervous injuries. We review the appearance of traumatic nerve damage and muscle denervation during the initial injury assessment, focusing on the main aspects of brachial plexus injuries, paralysis after shoulder dislocation and traumatic damage to the radial nerve. Read More