A new approach to assess function after sciatic nerve lesion in the mouse - adaptation of the sciatic static index.

@article{Baptista2007ANA,
  title={A new approach to assess function after sciatic nerve lesion in the mouse - adaptation of the sciatic static index.},
  author={Abrah{\~a}o Fontes Baptista and Joyce Rios de Souza Gomes and J{\'u}lia Teixeria Oliveira and Soraia Moreira Garzedim Santos and Marcos Andr{\'e} Vannier-Santos and Ana Maria Blanco Martinez},
  journal={Journal of neuroscience methods},
  year={2007},
  volume={161 2},
  pages={259-64}
}
Among the numerous ways of assessing regeneration after peripheral nerve lesions, the analysis of gait is one of the most important, because it shows the recovery of function, which is the ultimate goal of the repair machinery. The sciatic function index was introduced as a method to assess reinnervation after an experimental sciatic nerve lesion, and was adapted to the mouse model. The sciatic static index (SSI), is more simple and practical to perform, and is not so influenced by gait's… CONTINUE READING