The significance of longitudinal excursion in peripheral nerves

E. F.S. Wilgis, R. Murphy

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It has been shown that nerves do, in fact, have a longitudinal excursion. This excursion is accentuated during adjacent joint motion. It is important for the surgeon treating nerve injuries, compression lesions, and adherent nerves to realize that the restoration of the longitudinal excursion of the peripheral nerves must be accomplished in order to effectively treat the inciting lesion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-766
Number of pages6
JournalHand clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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