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J Hand Microsurg. 2011 Jun;3(1):34-7. doi: 10.1007/s12593-011-0029-8. Epub 2011 Feb 1.

Combining an external fixator and an artificial nerve-guide for the treatment of a complex digital injury.

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Orthopaedics & Hand Surgery Unit, The Catholic University School of Medicine, Columbus Complex, via Moscati 31, 00168 Rome, Italy.


A complex digital injury, with tendon, nerve and bone losses, may pose the problem of which structure deserves the highest priority. Authors were able to treat tendon, nerve and bone lesions with the same level of priority thanks to the combined use of an external fixator and a nerve-guide.


External fixator; Finger; Nerve-guide; Trauma

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