Vascularised nerve grafts.

  title={Vascularised nerve grafts.},
  author={Michel Merle and Gilles Dautel},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={16 5},
Since Taylor (1976) successfully performed the first vascularised free nerve graft, experimental and clinical data have not provided conclusive support for the superiority of this method of repairing loss of nerve substance. Experimental work yields conflicting results. Histologic results are in favour of vascularised grafts but non-vascularised fascicular grafts placed in a healthy bed recover sufficient neovascularisation within a short period of time (four to six days). In the field of… CONTINUE READING

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