Digital nerve repair with LABC nerve graft
Digital nerve injuries that are not repaired immediately or are severally damages as in a crushing injury are sometimes not able to be repaired primarily and need to be repaired using a nerve graft.
This is the donor site for harvesting the lateral ante-brachial cutaneous nerve to be used as a graft for a digital nerve repair.
View of the nerve graft used to repair the proper radial digital nerve to the index finger. This nerve is very important for hand function since it is a border digit and requires at least protective sensation to prevent subsequent injury.
Close up of approximately a 4cm lateral ant-brachial cutaneous nerve graft used to repair the proper radial digital nerve to the index finger.