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The Resident Reader: Hand—Peripheral Nerve Compression

  • Creator:   Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Updated:   7/12/2017
  • Contains:  16 items
The Resident Reader: Articles that Will Heighten Your Surgical Skills" is a compilation of article collections organized by different subsections of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery featuring the essential articles for residents. This project was led by PRS Resident Ambassadors to the Editorial Board. Each subsection was built by groups of plastic surgery residents from around the world. This section was most-recently cultivated by Adam Jacoby, MD.

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Creator: Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
Duration: 7:04
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
This video demonstrates a carpal tunnel release surgery being performed by decompressing the median nerve in the wrist through the carpal tunnel. This procedure involves transecting the transverse carpal ligament. From the “Adult Peripheral Nerve Disorders––Nerve Entrapment, Repair, Transfer and Brachial Plexus Disorders” CME, May 2011. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Presented with Permission from Washington University School of Medicine, nervesurgery.wustl.edu. Keywords: Hand; Nerve; Entrapment; Brachial plexus; Nerve transfer; Nerve repair;
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Creator: Carolyn Kerrigan, MD
Duration: 4:49
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery June 2011, Volume 127, Issue 6;
The video demonstrates surgeon-administered local anesthesia in preparation for endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR). The author has been using local anesthesia for single portal ECTR since 1991 and the technique described here reflects the accumulated experience of this time. The specific goals of the approach are to provide patient comfort and maintain a clear visual field for the endoscope. Specific steps illustrate how to administer the local anesthesia without flooding the surgical field and potentially obscuring the view of vital structures. Keywords: Hand; Carpal tunnel syndrome; Release; Local anesthesia; Endoscopic;
Creator: Elisabet Hagert
Duration: 3:04
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
This video demonstrates the surgical technique of Wartenberg’s syndrome, sensory radial nerve release in the distal forearm. From “Upper extremity nerve entrapments: the axillary and radial nerves – clinical diagnosis and surgical treatment..” Issue #1, Vol. 134, 2014. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Keywords: Upper extremity; Nerve entrapment; Radial nerve; Axillary nerve; Management;
Creator: Elisabet Hagert
Duration: 3:02
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
This video shows a cadaveric demonstration of the surgical technique of axillary and proximal radial nerve release. From “Upper extremity nerve entrapments: the axillary and radial nerves – clinical diagnosis and surgical treatment..” Issue #1, Vol. 134, 2014. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Keywords: Upper extremity; Nerve entrapment; Radial nerve; Axillary nerve; Management;
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Creator: Alexander Shin
Duration: 1:35
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Video 2 displays a six year follow-up of a triceps nerve branch to the anterior division of the axillary nerve transfer in a 16 year old male with isolated axillary nerve avulsion following a left shoulder dislocation. "The Best of Tendon and Nerve Transfers in the Upper Extremity." Video 2: Triceps nerve branch. 135(3) CME. Keywords: Upper extremity; Tendon transfer; Nerve transfer; Spinal accessory;
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Creator: Alexander Shin
Duration: 0:43
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Video 1 displays a three year follow-up of a spinal accessory nerve to suprascapular nerve transfer for shoulder function in a 32 year old male, with an upper trunk injury. This patient also had an intercostal nerve to biceps motor branch transfer for elbow function. "The Best of Tendon and Nerve Transfers in the Upper Extremity." Video 1: Spinal Accessory nerve. 135(3) CME. Keywords: Upper extremity; Tendon transfer; Nerve transfer; Triceps branch;