Microsurgical Repair of a Median Nerve Transection - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
Microsurgery of a median nerve transection which was cut by the physician (iatrogenic injury) during carpal tunnel release surgery. Shows location of the median nerve, or 'million dollar nerve' because of its innervation of the thumb muscles. Surgical steps show a surgeon at work with the aid of a microscope. In the second step the individual fascicles of the nerve are trimmed and lined up. In final step, the nerve fibers are sutured together.