The synthetic and biological nerve guide regeneration gives interesting perspective of use in making artificial conduits for peripheral nerve reconstruction. In sixty Wistar rats, under general anesthesia and with microsurgical technique, the ischiatic nerve was isolated. On the right side a segment of the nerve was removed in order to create a 10 mm gap. The defect then repaired using the conduit. Control were performed at 20, 90, 180 days and consisted in histological microscopy and electromyography investigation. The regeneration of the nerve fibers in the lumen of the conduit was not significantly different on the contralateral nerve limb.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Giornale di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1999|
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