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The effect of early relearning on sensory recovery 4 to 9 years after nerve repair : a report of a randomized controlled study

Vikström, Pernilla LU ; Rosén, Birgitta LU ; Carlsson, Ingela K. LU and Björkman, Anders LU (2018) In Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume
Abstract

Twenty patients randomized to early sensory relearning (nine patients) or traditional relearning (11 patients) were assessed regarding sensory recovery 4 to 9 years after median or ulnar nerve repair. Outcomes were assessed with the Rosen score, questionnaires, and self-reported single-item questions regarding function and activity. The patients with early sensory relearning had significantly better sensory recovery in the sensory domain of the Rosen score, specifically, discriminative touch or tactile gnosis and dexterity. They had significantly less self-reported problems in gripping, clumsiness, and fine motor skills. No differences were found in questionnaires between the two groups. We conclude that early sensory relearning... (More)

Twenty patients randomized to early sensory relearning (nine patients) or traditional relearning (11 patients) were assessed regarding sensory recovery 4 to 9 years after median or ulnar nerve repair. Outcomes were assessed with the Rosen score, questionnaires, and self-reported single-item questions regarding function and activity. The patients with early sensory relearning had significantly better sensory recovery in the sensory domain of the Rosen score, specifically, discriminative touch or tactile gnosis and dexterity. They had significantly less self-reported problems in gripping, clumsiness, and fine motor skills. No differences were found in questionnaires between the two groups. We conclude that early sensory relearning improves long-term sensory recovery following nerve repair. Level of evidence: I

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Nerve injury, nerve repair, rehabilitation, sensibility, sensory relearning
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Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume
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1753-1934
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10.1177/1753193418767024
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  abstract     = {<p>Twenty patients randomized to early sensory relearning (nine patients) or traditional relearning (11 patients) were assessed regarding sensory recovery 4 to 9 years after median or ulnar nerve repair. Outcomes were assessed with the Rosen score, questionnaires, and self-reported single-item questions regarding function and activity. The patients with early sensory relearning had significantly better sensory recovery in the sensory domain of the Rosen score, specifically, discriminative touch or tactile gnosis and dexterity. They had significantly less self-reported problems in gripping, clumsiness, and fine motor skills. No differences were found in questionnaires between the two groups. We conclude that early sensory relearning improves long-term sensory recovery following nerve repair. Level of evidence: I</p>},
  author       = {Vikström, Pernilla and Rosén, Birgitta and Carlsson, Ingela K. and Björkman, Anders},
  issn         = {1753-1934},
  keyword      = {Nerve injury,nerve repair,rehabilitation,sensibility,sensory relearning},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume},
  title        = {The effect of early relearning on sensory recovery 4 to 9 years after nerve repair : a report of a randomized controlled study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753193418767024},
  year         = {2018},
}