The significance of longitudinal excursion in peripheral nerves

Hand Clin. 1986 Nov;2(4):761-6.

Abstract

It has been shown that nerves do, in fact, have a longitudinal excursion. This excursion is accentuated during adjacent joint motion. It is important for the surgeon treating nerve injuries, compression lesions, and adherent nerves to realize that the restoration of the longitudinal excursion of the peripheral nerves must be accomplished in order to effectively treat the inciting lesion.

MeSH terms

  • Cicatrix / pathology
  • Cicatrix / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Movement*
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / pathology
  • Neuritis / pathology
  • Neuritis / physiopathology
  • Neuritis / surgery
  • Peripheral Nerves / physiology*
  • Peripheral Nerves / surgery
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / surgery
  • Stress, Mechanical
  • Tissue Adhesions / pathology
  • Tissue Adhesions / physiopathology
  • Tissue Adhesions / surgery