Epineural Sleeve End-to-End Repair



There is no single standard nerve repair technique which can be applied in every case although epineural technique is performed commonly. Epineural cuff neurorrhaphy was described to facilitate nerve regeneration and to minimize neuroma formation, and no neuroma formation was reported with this technique by the authors. But, the technique had still two remarkable deficiencies, and we developed our modification of the epineural cuff neurorrhaphy- epineural sleeve technique- to eliminate these deficiencies. Technical details and functional results of the technique are presented using the rat sciatic nerve model in this chapter.


Epineural sleeve End-to-end Nerve repair Neuroma Prevention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryGulhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Training HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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