Yasutaka Yamada

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We investigated the effect of direct gradual lengthening on the proximal nerve stump and subsequent nerve regeneration in rats. A 10-mm-long nerve segment was resected from the sciatic nerve of each rat. The proximal nerve stump was directly lengthened at a rate of 1 mm/day using an original external nerve distraction device. Experiment I: After distraction(More)
We investigated the use of direct lengthening of the distal stump of a peripheral nerve to compare the results of nerve regeneration using the direct lengthening method with simple end-to-end suture and autografting in rats. A segment 10 mm long was resected from the rat sciatic nerve (n=18 in each group). The distal nerve stump was fixed to a ring and(More)
We investigated the effects of direct gradual lengthening of the distal stump of a peripheral nerve and subsequent nerve regeneration in rats. A segment 10 mm long was resected from rat sciatic nerve. The distal nerve stump was fixed to a ring and pulled directly at a rate of 1 mm/day using an original external nerve distraction device. After distraction(More)
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