Myelinated afferent fiber types that become spontaneously active and mechanosensitive following nerve transection in the rat.

@article{Tal1999MyelinatedAF,
  title={Myelinated afferent fiber types that become spontaneously active and mechanosensitive following nerve transection in the rat.},
  author={Michael Tal and Patrick D. Wall and Marshall Devor},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1999},
  volume={824 2},
  pages={218-23}
}
It is difficult to know which afferent types preferentially develop ectopic firing characteristics following nerve injury because axotomy disconnects the sensory receptor ending from the remainder of the afferent neuron. We compared the prevalence of ectopic firing originating in nerve-end neuromas of nerves serving muscle and skin in the rat. Spontaneous firing was much more prevalent in the injured medial gastrocnemius nerve, a hindlimb muscle nerve, than in the saphenous and sural nerves… CONTINUE READING