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Modern Concepts of Peripheral Nerve Repair

  • Kirsten Haastert-Talini
  • Hans Assmus
  • Gregor Antoniadis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Christian Bischoff, Jennifer Kollmer, Wilhelm Schulte-Mattler
    Pages 11-25
  3. Mario G. Siqueira, Roberto S. Martins
    Pages 41-51
  4. Thomas J. Wilson, Lynda J.-S. Yang
    Pages 65-78
  5. F. Siemers, K. S. Houschyar
    Pages 79-96
  6. Gilda Di Masi, Gonzalo Bonilla, Mariano Socolovsky
    Pages 97-107
  7. Sarah G. Ewald, Vera Beckmann-Fries
    Pages 109-125
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 139-143

About this book


This book focuses on posttraumatic repair and reconstruction of peripheral nerves. Written by internationally respected specialists, it provides an overview of the challenges and the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of traumatic peripheral nerve injuries. It presents an outline of state-of the-art procedures from diagnostics, including newest imaging techniques, over conventional and alternative surgical approaches to clinical follow-up and rehabilitation, including the latest concepts to improve functional recovery. The purely clinical topics are preceded by neuroanatomical principles and neurobiological events related to peripheral nerve transection injuries and followed by an outlook on current experimental developments in the area of biomaterials for artificial nerve grafts and peripheral nerve tissue engineering.

Peripheral nerve injuries not only affect the nerve tissue at the site of injury, but also target tissue and parts of the central nervous system. They often have dramatic consequences for patients, including loss of sensory and motor functions combined with paresthesia or pain, and a reduced quality of life and ability to work. An adequate understanding of the procedures for proper decision-making and reconstructing peripheral nerves is therefore essential to ensure optimized functional recovery.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kirsten Haastert-Talini
    • 1
  • Hans Assmus
    • 2
  • Gregor Antoniadis
    • 3
  1. 1.Hannover Medical SchoolInstitute of Neuroanatomy and Cell BiologyHannoverGermany
  2. 2.SchriesheimGermany
  3. 3.Peripheral Nerve Surgery Unit, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of UlmGünzburgGermany

About the editors

Kirsten Haastert-Talini (KHT) is senior researcher and associate professor at the Institute of Neuroanatomy and Cell Biology at the Hannover Medical School. Her research is focused on peripheral nerve repair and she is evaluating new matrices and scaffolds for peripheral nerve regeneration in combination with neurotrophic factors and transplanted genetically modified supporting cells (in vitro and in vivo studies). In 15 years KHT published more than 45 original articles and 5 review articles in international peer-reviewed journals (represented by an h-index of 17) as well as 4 book chapters. She is an internationally renowned expert for experimental peripheral nerve regeneration research.

Hans Assmus (HA) is neurologist and neurosurgeon with 40 years of professional experience in nerve surgery. After retiring from his active clinical work in 2010 he has continued with publishing. HA has authored and edited 11 books or book chapters (edited books mainly with Springer) and HA has a track record of approximately 50 publications listed in PubMed.

Gregor Antoniadis (GA) is neurosurgeon and associate professor and director of the Peripheral Nerve Surgery Unit at the Neurosurgical Clinic at the University of Ulm. His main focus is on peripheral nerve surgery, vascular neurosurgery, skull base surgery and epilepsy surgery. GA has published more than 70 scientific articles and more than 20 book chapters. Together with HA, GA also edited several books.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modern Concepts of Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Editors Kirsten Haastert-Talini
    Hans Assmus
    Gregor Antoniadis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-52318-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84875-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-52319-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 143
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
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