• In the management of peripheral nerve injuries, understanding the anatomy of a peripheral nerve and classification of the grade of a peripheral nerve injury are crucial.
• Serial electrodiagnostic and neurological evaluations are important, to distinguish between neurapraxic injuries that recover spontaneously and axontometic/neurotmen-tic injuries that may require surgical intervention.
• MRI may further aid in distinguishing the grades of nerve injury when making this diagnosis.
• Surgical repair should be reserved for those lesions that are documented to be neurot-metic or in those axonometic injuries that have not recovered within the appropriate time.
• Surgical repair should entail a tension-free repair that utilizes grafts, if required.
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