Functional and morphological effects of indirect gradual elongation of peripheral nerve: electrophysiological and morphological changes at different elongation rates.

@article{Kubota2011FunctionalAM,
  title={Functional and morphological effects of indirect gradual elongation of peripheral nerve: electrophysiological and morphological changes at different elongation rates.},
  author={Shigeki Kubota and Yasumasa Nishiura and Yuki Hara and Saijilafu and Ichiro Abe and Naoyuki Ochiai},
  journal={Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          105-11
        }
}
We investigated the neuropathy induced by leg lengthening histological evaluation using teased nerve fiber specimens and electrophysiological evaluation. Indirect elongation of the sciatic nerve associated with leg lengthening was performed at 1 and 3 mm/day over 30 mm in rats. Electrophysiological evaluation was performed immediately and 60 days after the end of elongation, teased nerve fiber specimens were prepared, and the mean axonal diameter was calculated. The electrophysiological results… CONTINUE READING
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