Nilton Mazzer

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Peripheral nerves are structures that, when damaged, can result in significant motor and sensory disabilities. Several studies have used therapeutic resources with the aim of promoting early nerve regeneration, such as the use of low-power laser. However, this laser therapy does not represent a consensus regarding the methodology, thus yielding(More)
We report our experience with the use of a bone block graft from the iliac crest to correct diaphyseal defects of the forearm bones. The technique was used in 12 patients (ten men and two women, average age 29 years) for defects resulting mainly from either closed or compound fractures, which later developed infection and bone tissue loss. The average(More)
In order to qualify and quantify nerve fiber lesion following an acute crush injury, a morphologic and morphometric study was carried out in 25 Wistar rats divided into five groups of five animals each according to the crushing load applied, i.e., 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 15,000 g. The injury was produced under general anesthesia on a 5mm-long(More)
The Sciatic Functional Index (SFI) is a quite useful tool for the evaluation of functional recovery of the sciatic nerve of rats in a number of experimental injuries and treatments. Although it is an objective method, it depends on the examiner's ability to adequately recognize and mark the previously established footprint key points, which is an entirely(More)
An experimental study on the correlation between functional and morphologic recovery of crushed sciatic nerves was carried out in rats. The sciatic nerve of 33 rats, divided into three groups, was submitted to controlled crushing injury on a 5-mm long segment, in a universal testing machine for 10 min with three different loads (100, 500, and 15,000 g,(More)
The use of a devitalized skeletal muscle graft and conventional nerve graft to repair a 5mm long segmentary sciatic nerve lesion was studied in rats by means of functional, morphometric and spinal cord motor neuron cell response evaluation. Thirty-four rats were used and divided into four groups according to the procedure: (1) sham operation; (2)(More)
Peripheral nerve lesions caused sensory and motor deficits along the distribution of the injured nerve. Numerous researches have been carried out to enhance and/or accelerate the recovery of such lesions. The objective of this study was to assess the functional recovery of sciatic nerve in rats subjected to different fluences of low-level laser therapy(More)
Cell therapy constitutes a possibility for improving nerve regeneration, increasing the success of nerve repair. We evaluate the use of mononuclear cells in the regeneration of the sciatic nerve after axotomy followed by end-to-end neurorrhaphy. Forty adult male Wistar rats (250-300 g) were divided into four groups: (1) sham, (2) neurorrhaphy: the sciatic(More)
BACKGROUND Ulnar-side wrist pain can be disabling for athletes because of limitation of pronation-supination during sports such as tennis and golf. Erosion of the floor of the sixth dorsal space should be considered for unresponsive ulnar-side wrist pain. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS Four athletes with severe unresponsive(More)
The influence of direct electric stimulation on nerve regeneration was studied in a model of crush injury of the sciatic nerve of rats. Forty-three rats were used and distributed in four groups according to the procedure: (1) intact nerve, inactive circuit; (2) crush injury, inactive circuit; (3) intact nerve, active circuit; (4) crush injury, active(More)