Denatured autologous muscle graft in leprosy

J.H. Pereira, D.D. Palande, A. Subramanian, T.S. Narayanakumar, J. Curtis, J.L. Turk

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Abstract

Autologous muscle grafts were used to repair 12 mixed peripheral nerves (9 posterior tibial, 3 median) in 10 patients with leprosy who had total anaesthesia and analgesia of the area supplied by the nerve. Postoperatively, 7 patients reported improved sensation in the foot or hand, with a return of vibration sense and joint position sense in 11 and of perception of a 10 g pin in 5; the ability to sweat in the affected area was also restored in 7.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1239-1240
Number of pages2
JournalLancet
Volume338
Issue number8777
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 1991

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