Delayed peripheral nerve repair: methods, including surgical ‘cross-bridging’ to promote nerve regeneration

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Tessa Gordon; Placheta Eva; Gregory H Borschel;
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
  • Journal: Neural Regeneration Research, volume 10, issue 10, pages 1,540-1,544 (issn: 1673-5374, eissn: 1876-7958)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.167747, pmc: PMC4660729
  • Subject: peripheral nerve injury; nerve repair; nerve regeneration; Schwann cells; electrical nerve stimulation; axon regeneration | electrical nerve stimulation | Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system | Schwann cells | RC346-429 | axon regeneration | peripheral nerve injury | nerve repair | nerve regeneration | Invited Review

Despite the capacity of Schwann cells to support peripheral nerve regeneration, functional recovery after nerve injuries is frequently poor, especially for proximal injuries that require regenerating axons to grow over long distances to reinnervate distal targets. Nerve... View more
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