Management of digital nerve gaps: By Tubulization Technique

Volume 8 | Issue 1 | Jan – Feb 2020 | Page: 25-26  | Ashwath Acharya, Mukund Agrawal, Anil. K. Bhat

Authors: Ashwath Acharya [1], Mukund Agrawal [1], Anil. K. Bhat [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. Karnataka. India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Anil Bhat,
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. Karnataka.India.


Digital nerve defects following open injuries in the hand has significant morbidity as it often leads to neuromas and sensory dysesthesias. Reconstruction of such defects with nerve grafts frequently results in donor site complications. A simple solution to bridge such defects is the use of the Tubulisation technique. We present a case report of two patients and discuss its benefits.
Key words: Digital nerve, nerve conduit, Tubulisation


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How to Cite this article: Acharya A, Agrawal M, Bhat A | Management of digital nerve gaps: By Tubulization Technique | Journal Of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association | Jan-Feb 2020; 8(1): 25-26

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