Reconstruction of the inferior alveolar nerve with bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid nerve conduits.

@article{Mundinger2012ReconstructionOT,
  title={Reconstruction of the inferior alveolar nerve with bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid nerve conduits.},
  author={Gerhard S. Mundinger and Roni B. Prucz and Shai Michael Rozen and Anthony P. Tufaro},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={
          110e-117e
        }
}
BACKGROUND Iatrogenic injury to the inferior alveolar nerve can result in debilitating anesthesia, dysesthesia, and allodynia. The authors report their experience with polyglycolic acid nerve tubes in inferior alveolar nerve reconstruction. METHODS Five patients with iatrogenically injured inferior alveolar nerves underwent reconstruction with polyglycolic acid nerve tubes performed by the senior author (A.P.T.). Patient charts were reviewed retrospectively. Resolution of pain, narcotic… CONTINUE READING
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