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digital nerve

Any of the branches of the median nerve that arise near the flexor retinaculum and innervate lumbricals, joints, and the palmar skin of the fingers.
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Each of the two digital nerves traveling down the radial and ulnar sides of the finger split just proximal to the base of the nail fold, with one branch traveling dorsally to the nail bed and the other volarly into the pulp.
Vein grafts appear to work almost as well as autogenous nerve grafts in digital nerve repairs that require a graft <3 cm in length.
Repair of digital nerve defect with autogenous vein graft during flexor tendon surgery in zone 2.
At surgery, both tumors were intraneural, the palmar tumor within the common digital nerve to the ring and little fingers, and the little finger tumor within the ulnar digital nerve.
At surgery, both masses were intraneural tumors, the palmar mass within the common digital nerve to the index and middle fingers, and the forearm mass within the median nerve (Fig.
Wang W, Crain G, Baylis W, et al: Outcome of digital nerve injuries in adults.
al-Ghazal SK, McKiernan M, et al: Results of clinical assessment after primary digital nerve repair.
Intraoperatively, it is important to isolate the digital nerves at the outset to avoid injury.
The trainer is accused of running Striking Action eight times after the nine-year-old had undergone a palmar neurectomy, the surgical removal or severing of all or part of the palmar digital nerves, which causes the horse to lose sensation in the back of the foot.
Johnson is accused of running Striking Action eight times after the nine-year-old had undergone a palmar neurectomy - the surgical removal or severing of all or part of the palmar digital nerves, also known as 'de-nerving', which causes the horse to lose sensation in the back of the foot - but claims he was unaware horses on which the operation had been performed were banned from racing on welfare grounds and because it could compromise jockey safety.
The trainer has admitted racing Striking Article after the nineyear- old had undergone a palmar neurectomy - the surgical removal or severing of all or part of the palmar digital nerves, also known as 'de-nerving', which causes the horse to lose sensation in the back of the foot - but claims he was unaware horses on which the operation had been performed were banned from racing on both welfare grounds and because it could compromise jockey safety.

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