Repair of peripheral nerve defect by direct gradual lengthening of the distal nerve stump in rats: effect on nerve regeneration.


We investigated the use of direct lengthening of the distal stump of a peripheral nerve to compare the results of nerve regeneration using the direct lengthening method with simple end-to-end suture and autografting in rats. A segment 10 mm long was resected from the rat sciatic nerve (n=18 in each group). The distal nerve stump was fixed to a ring and… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/02844310903052602