Nerve conduction studies in experimental non-freezing cold injury: II. Generalized nerve cooling by limb immersion.

@article{Kennett1991NerveCS,
  title={Nerve conduction studies in experimental non-freezing cold injury: II. Generalized nerve cooling by limb immersion.},
  author={Rodney Kennett and R. W. Gilliatt},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={1991},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={960-7}
}
After immersion of the hind limb of the rabbit, up to the lower thigh, in a waterbath, at 1 degree C for 10 to 14 hours under light anesthesia, there was evidence of persistent nerve damage to the tibial nerve, which varied in severity in different animals. Nerve conduction studies, carried out within 24 hours of removal from the bath, showed that in a proportion of the motor and/or afferent fibers, there was conduction failure between the knee and ankle. This was followed, over the next 48… CONTINUE READING