Sensibility evaluation and rehabilitation

Orthop Clin North Am. 1988 Jan;19(1):43-56.


Sensibility assessment plays a vital role in the care of peripheral nerve injuries. Preoperative testing can assist the physician in determining the need for surgical intervention and, in addition, provides an ongoing record of recovery. Rehabilitation of peripheral nerves will require many varieties of treatment. Only those aspects pertaining to desensitization and sensory re-education were addressed in this brief presentation; however, it is important to remember that the motor component of peripheral nerve injury is equally necessary for functional use of the hand.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Hand Injuries / complications
  • Hand Injuries / diagnosis
  • Hand Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Nervous System Diseases / rehabilitation
  • Neurologic Examination / methods
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Sensation / physiology*