From the Battlefront: Peripheral Nerve Surgery in Modern Day Warfare

James M. Ecklund, Geoffrey S.F. Ling

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Warfare historically causes a large number of peripheral nerve injuries. During the current global war on terror, an increased use of advanced regional anesthesia techniques appears to have significantly reduced pain syndromes that have been previously reported with missile-induced nerve injuries. Additionally, a new program has been established to develop advanced prosthetic devises that can interface with neural tissue to obtain direct neural control. As this technology matures, the functional restoration gained from these new generation prosthetic devices may exceed that which can be obtained by standard nerve repair techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


  • Gunshot wound
  • Nerve injury
  • Prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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