Muscle-Spindle Recovery in Orthotopic Grafts of Cat Muscles

  • J. J. A. Scott
  • D. Barker
  • R. B. Berry


During a muscle-graft operation the grafted muscle undergoes a period of ischaemia before it is revascularized by the new vascular pedicle. In these experiments, the effects of this ischaemia on the subsequent recovery of cat muscle spindles has been examined in orthotopic grafts of the extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscle.


Muscle Spindle Normal Animal Muscle Nerve Nerve Section Intrafusal Fibre 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Banks, R.W., 1987, Responses to small-amplitude sinusoidal stretching of cat peroneus brevis muscle spindles reinnervated after nerve section, J. Physiol., In Press.Google Scholar
  2. Banks, R.W., and Barker, D., 1983, Recovery of cat hindlimb muscle afferents following nerve section, J. Physiol., 345:97P.Google Scholar
  3. Banks, R.W., Barker, D., and Stacey, M.J., 1984, Reinnervation of cat muscle spindles by foreign afferents after nerve section, J. Physiol., 357:21P.Google Scholar
  4. Barker, D., Berry, R.B., and Scott, J.J.A., 1987, Recovery of cat muscle spindles in orthotopic muscle grafts, J. Physiol., In Press.Google Scholar
  5. Barker, D., and Ip, M.C., 1963, A silver method for demonstrating the innervation of mammalian muscle in teased preparations, J. Physiol., 169:74P.Google Scholar
  6. Barker, D., Scott, J.J.A., and Stacey, M.J., 1985, Sensory reinnervation of cat peroneus brevis muscle spindles after nerve crush, Brain Res., 333:131–138.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Barker, D., Scott, J.J.A., and Stacey, M.J., 1986, The reinnervation and recovery of muscle receptors after long periods of denervation, Exp. Neurol., 94:184–202.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Diwan, F.H., and Milburn, A., 1986, The effects of temporary ischaemia on rat muscle spindles, J. Embryol. exp. Morphol., 92:223–254.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. Jennische, E., 1986, Rapid regeneration in post-ischaemic skeletal muscle with undisturbed microcirculation, Acta Physiol. Scand., 128:409–414.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Karpati, G., Carpenter, S. Melmed, C., and Eisen, S.S., 1974, Experimental ischaemic myopathy, J. Neurol. Sci., 23:129–161.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. A. Scott
    • 1
  • D. Barker
    • 1
  • R. B. Berry
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of DurhamDurhamUK
  2. 2.Shotley General HospitalConsettUK

Personalised recommendations