Eiko Yamabe1, Toshiyasu Nakamura2, Yukihiko Obara3, Koji Abe4
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Hiratsuka City Hospital, Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa, Japan; 2Department
of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan; 3Department
of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saitama Social Insurance Hospital, Saitama, Japan; 4Department
of Orthopaedic Surgery, Scool of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
The ADC of the skeletal muscle increased quickly after the damage of the dominant peripheral nerve and was detectable one day after the damage. Diffusion MRI can be a useful tool for early detection of peripheral nerve injury insstead of T2-weighted MRI.