Traumatic forearm amputation with avulsions of the ulnar and median nerves from the brachial plexus


Kaleli T., Ozerdemoglu R.

ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY, vol.118, pp.119-120, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s004020050329
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-120

Abstract

A case of a traumatic forearm amputation and associated complete avulsions of the ulnar and median nerves from the brachial plexus due to a crush-traction injury of the distal part of the right forearm is reported. The patient also suffered a traumatic head injury. The injury of the upper limb and the general condition of the patient were so serious that an amputation at the 1/3 middle part of the forearm had to be performed.