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Nerve Injury

  • Robert I. S. Winterton
  • Simon P. J. KayEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter discusses the management of nerve injury, and its basis in neuroscience. Normal nerve anatomy and microanatomy will be considered, as will the science of nerve division and repair. The pathophysiology of nerve crush or traction will also be discussed and developments in the fields of nerve grafting, nerve conduits and neuroprotection will be reviewed.

Keywords

Nerve injury Peripheral nerve Denervation Reinnervation Motor neuron Sensory function Motor function Nerve repair Traction injury Nerve graft Nerve conduit Nerve transfer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryWythenshawe HospitalManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Plastic SurgeryLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK

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