Medial antebrachial cutaneous-lateral femoral cutaneous neurotization to provide sensation to pressure-bearing areas in the paraplegic patient

S. E. Mackinnon, A. L. Dellon, G. A. Patterson, J. S. Gruss

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Abstract

Although rotation of musculocutaneous flaps can achieve closure of pressure sores, these insensitive flaps in the paraplegic or quadriplegic contribute to recurrent ulceration. This report suggests a method of reinnervating the territory of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (the tensor fascia lata musculocutaneous flap) using the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve of the forearm. This neurotization procedure has restored sensibility to the area of the healed pressure sore.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-544
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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