|Preoperative imaging assessment of the paralytic upper limb.|
Silvera J, Masmejean E.
Hand surgery & rehabilitation. 2021; ():
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. Finally, we discuss the role of imaging for preoperative assessment of musculotendinous and osteoarticular palliative surgeries. CI - Copyright (c) 2021. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.