publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Neural tissue engineering: strategies for repair and regeneration.

Christine E. Schmidt; Jennie B. Leach;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2003
▪ Abstract Nerve regeneration is a complex biological phenomenon. In the peripheral nervous system, nerves can regenerate on their own if injuries are small. Larger injuries must be surgically treated, typically with nerve grafts harvested from elsewhere in the body. Spinal cord injury is more complicated, as there are factors in the body that inhibit repair. Unfortunately, a solution to completely repair spinal cord injury has not been found. Thus, bioengineering strategies for the peripheral nervous system are focused on alternatives to the nerve graft, whereas efforts for spinal cord injury are focused on creating a permissive environment for regeneration. Fo...
free text keywords: Medicine (miscellaneous), Biomedical Engineering, Neural tissue regeneration, Spinal cord injury, medicine.disease, medicine, Neural tissue engineering, Nervous system, medicine.anatomical_structure, Peripheral nerve, Peripheral nervous system, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Nerve repair, business.industry, business, Neuroscience, Biological phenomenon
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