Successful Reconstruction of a Traumatic Complete Femoral Nerve Rupture with a Sural Nerve Cable Graft: A Case Report

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We report a rare case of complete rupture of the right femoral nerve at the pelvic level, which was caused by a self-inflicted stab wound. The nerve was surgically reconstructed with use of an autologous sural nerve cable graft. Postoperatively, the patient’s sensorimotor function returned to near normal.


Femoral nerve rupture caused by a laceration is very unusual. A bilateral sural nerve cable graft performed in collaboration with surgeons from other specialties achieved a good outcome in this otherwise healthy young patient.

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