Methods for the experimental functional assessment of rat sciatic nerve regeneration.

@article{Varejo2004MethodsFT,
  title={Methods for the experimental functional assessment of rat sciatic nerve regeneration.},
  author={Artur Varej{\~a}o and Pedro Melo-Pinto and Marcel F. Meek and V{\'i}tor Filipe and Jos{\'e} Bulas-Cruz},
  journal={Neurological research},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={186-94}
}
In experimental peripheral nerve studies, the rat sciatic nerve model is widely used to examine functional changes after different surgical repairs or pharmacological treatments, following nerve injury. The number and diversity of tests which have been used to assess functional recovery after experimental interventions often makes it difficult to recommend any particular indicator of nerve regeneration. Functional assessment after sciatic nerve lesion has long been focused on walking track… CONTINUE READING