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Management of Missile Peripheral Nerve Injuries: Part I: History, Pathophysiology, Clinical Presentation, and Diagnostics

Arnautović, Kenan I. M.D.; Krisht, Ali F. M.D.; Ligon, Lee B. Ph.D.

Category: Peripheral nerves

Learning Objectives:: After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

1. Recall the pathophysiology, classification, and ballistics of missile peripheral nerve injuries.

2. Describe the clinical presentation of missile peripheral nerve injuries.

3. Explain the basics of missile peripheral nerve injury diagnostics.

Dr. Arnautović is Resident, Dr. Krisht is Associate Professor, and Dr. Ligon was Editor from 9/28/95 to 9/5/96, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Dr. Arnautović and Dr. Krisht have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

Dr. Ligon has declined to disclose to Lippincott Williams & Wilkins whether she has significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

Editor: Ali F. Krisht, M.D.*

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Production Assistant: Ronalda Williams

Editorial Board:

Ossama Al‐Mefty, M.D.

Evandro De Oliveira, M.D.

Curtis A. Dickman, M.D.

Rudolph Fahlbusch, M.D.

John Fox, M.D.

Allan Friedman, M.D.

Douglas Kondziolka, M.D.

Mark Linskey, M.D.

Tom Origitano, M.D.

Glenn Pait, M.D.

Kalmon Post, M.D.

Chandra Sen, M.D.

Robert Solomon, M.D.

Martin Weiss, M.D.

Gazi Yasargil, M.D.

* Dr. Krisht has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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