Assessment of recovery following a novel partial nerve lesion in a rat model.

@article{Malushte2004AssessmentOR,
  title={Assessment of recovery following a novel partial nerve lesion in a rat model.},
  author={Tejashree S Malushte and James M Kerns and Chris C Huang and Susan B Shott and John Safanda and Mark Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={609-17}
}
Partial nerve lesions with a varying degree of retained function and often a painful neuroma pose a dilemma for the clinician. Surgical treatment of partial nerve lesion is perilous because of possible damage to intact axons and subsequent loss of retained function. We present a new rat model of a partial nerve lesion, allowing further study to improve treatment for this condition. A partial (50%) lesion of the tibial portion of the rat sciatic nerve was created and compared to standard crush… CONTINUE READING