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A 24-year-old male asked:

Does a berrettini 2 anastomosis explain why my lower half of palm, lower half of thumb, 3rd digit, and side of 4th digit have partial sensation after median nerve transection? will this affect outcome

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Dr. Kirk Churukian
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Unlikely scenario: The berrittini anastomosis joins the the two sensory nerve branches to palm/digits. This variation class will supply ring and/or middle finger, never sensation to the thumb. A much more likely scenario is an incomplete transaction. Though an interesting academic discussion, you have bigger problems given a sensory/motor transection! count on a 12-18 mom recovery/rehab. Good luck.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ask your doc: Talk with the surgeon that did the procedure as he will be most familiar with your specific case. Nerve healing can occure but it is a slow process.

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Last updated Feb 2, 2014

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