The objective of this thesis was to investigate the pathophysiology and consequences of cold intolerance following peripheral nerve injury. The reasons for choosing this topic were the frequent questions and complaints made by patients during their follow-up visits and the lack of understanding thereof. The following case will illustrate the clinical problems that are the main theme of this thesis. They are frequently encountered after a peripheral nerve injury or upper extremity injury and include specific problems occurring during or after cold exposure.

S.E.R. Hovius (Steven)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Ruijs, A. (2009, November 11). Post-Traumatic Cold Intolerance in Median and Ulnar Nerve Injury Patients: Subjective and Objective findings. Retrieved from