Prospective evaluation of MR-Neurography for:
A prospective, clinical multicenter study in patients suffering from acute traumatic, upper extremity related peripheral nerve injury. Beyond the standard diagnostic and therapeutic procedure, additional MR-neurographic examinations will be conducted in the following intervals: within 96 h following diagnosis, after 4-8 weeks, after 6, 12, 18 and, as appropriate, 24months. Subsequently, the results will be correlated with the current clinical gold-standard diagnostics (physical examination, intraoperative result, nerve conduction studies and neurosonography). As a complementary approach, the applicability of MR-Neurography in patients with plate osteosynthesis of the humerus bone will be investigated in a collective without peripheral nerve injuries. This study is an interdisciplinary collaboration of the Department of Neuroradiology, University of Heidelberg and the Departments of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen and Frankfurt.
-cross sectoral-Type of hazard:
rehabilitationDescription, key words:
periphal nerve injuries, MR-Diagnostic