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

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Abstract

Case:

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.

Conclusion:

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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