The role of conduits in nerve repair: a review.

  title={The role of conduits in nerve repair: a review.},
  author={Vaishali B. Doolabh and M Catherine Hertl and Susan E. Mackinnon},
  journal={Reviews in the neurosciences},
  volume={7 1},
The restoration of effective and meaningful axonal function following peripheral nerve injury continues to be a considerable clinical challenge. The use of conduits to bridge the gap between severed ends is a contemporary experimental maneuver that isolates the microenvironment of regenerating axons. Entubulation has allowed analysis and manipulation of putative influences upon nerve regeneration. A review is provided of the research efforts that have explored the neurobiological and mechanical… CONTINUE READING