Implications of tensile loading for the tissue engineering of nerves.

  title={Implications of tensile loading for the tissue engineering of nerves.},
  author={Franklin Rivera Bueno and Sameer B. Shah},
  journal={Tissue engineering. Part B, Reviews},
  volume={14 3},
Nerves and neurons undergo tensile loading, or stretch, in many scenarios, including development and growth, normal joint movement, nerve injury and disease, and orthopedic surgery. The response of the nervous system to such loading is modulated by the conditions of loading. Within an empirically determined range of strains and strain rates, tensile loading holds the potential to accelerate axonal growth. On the other hand, exceeding these limits can damage the nerve, resulting in the… CONTINUE READING