S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Orthopedic Surgery (정형외과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_정형외과학전공)
Modified end-to-side neurorrhaphy enhances axonal sprouting: a motor functional and morphological study
- Kim, Byung Sung; Choy, Won Sik; Chung, Moon Sang; Baek, Goo Hyun
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- Orthopedics 2007; 30:853-858
- Anastomosis, Surgical/methods; Axons/*physiology; Disease Models, Animal; Nerve Regeneration/*physiology; Neurosurgical Procedures/*methods; Peripheral Nerves/physiopathology/*surgery; Rats; Rats, Sprague-Dawley; Recovery of Function; Ulnar Nerve/surgery
- This study evaluated the effect of modified end-to-side neurorrhaphy on functional recovery by modulating the epineurial window and contact areas, with a donor nerve, using a rat median nerve and finger flexors. Grasping testing, muscle contractility testing, and a histological study were performed 20 weeks after surgery. The modified end-to-side repair can enhance axonal sprouting from an intact nerve, and improve the functional recovery. Either the epineurial window surface area, or the contact configuration with the donor nerve is an important factors in an end-to-side coaptation model.
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