Freeze-Thawed Skeletal Muscle Autografts: Experimental Evaluation of These Grafts in Facial Nerve Repair

  • R. E. Mountain
  • M. A. Glasby
  • J. A. M. Murray
  • J. F. Sharp
Conference paper

Abstract

Freeze-thawed coaxially aligned skeletal muscle autografts provide an exciting new concept in peripheral nerve repair, and research has confirmed their potential clinical use in the repair of peripheral nerves. They can be easily harvested and then frozen in liquid nitrogen, thawed in distilled water and cut to appropriate size before insertion. A matrix of large myotubules is provided, through which regenerating axons can migrate.

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Mountain
    • 1
  • M. A. Glasby
    • 1
  • J. A. M. Murray
    • 1
  • J. F. Sharp
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyEdingburgh UniversityEdingburghScotland, UK

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