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Functional recovery after nerve lesions seems to depend on peripheral as well as central factors. To investigate the central neuronal loss after transsection of a pure motor nerve, the middle branch of the facial nerve on one side was transsected and immediately repaired microsurgically by epineural suturing. After a period of 6-15 months, a quantitative(More)
In five patients with long-standing facial palsy we have tried to improve the possibility of elevating the angle of the mouth by bringing regenerating axons from the facial nerve on the normal side through a sural nerve graft to a transplanted free muscle in the paralyzed cheek. In order to expect clinical improvement a sufficient number of axons must grow(More)
The formation of neuromuscular junctions in free heterotopic muscle transplants in the rat has been studied quantitatively and compared with the reinnervation of the muscle in situ. The AChE-containing area and the nerve terminal were stained in the same longitudinal section and the length of end-plate, the average number of nerve terminal branch points(More)
Physiological properties (tetanic tension, single twitch, fatigability) of free autologous muscle transplants in cats were examined in vivo five months after transplantation. After 2 weeks denervation the peroneus longus muscle was placed isometrically in the abdomen with the omentum around the muscle and with the proximal end of a cut branch of the femoral(More)
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