Tendon and peripheral nerve injuries
Tendon and peripheral nerve injuries are very common types of injuries. They are classified according to type as open wounds (further classified by causative agent as cuts, slashes, contusions, explosive or shot injuries, and bites) or closed injuries (ruptures, avulsions, and compression injuries). In the case of open tendon and nerve injuries, reconstruction within the first 24 hours is recommended whenever possible. Reconstruction of tendon and peripheral nerve injuries is performed under tourniquet and with the use of surgical loupes, and the surgical procedures vary from direct suture to the use of grafts or other plastic-reconstructive techniques. This type of surgery requires mandatory immobilization followed by physical therapy.