Designing ideal conduits for peripheral nerve repair.

  title={Designing ideal conduits for peripheral nerve repair.},
  author={Godard C W de Ruiter and Martijn J A Malessy and Michael J. Yaszemski and Anthony J Windebank and Robert J Spinner},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={26 2},
Nerve tubes, guides, or conduits are a promising alternative for autologous nerve graft repair. The first biodegradable empty single lumen or hollow nerve tubes are currently available for clinical use and are being used mostly in the repair of small-diameter nerves with nerve defects of < 3 cm. These nerve tubes are made of different biomaterials using various fabrication techniques. As a result these tubes also differ in physical properties. In addition, several modifications to the common… CONTINUE READING

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