Synopsis of All Results and Their Clinical Relevance

  • Gerhard Orf
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 26)


In human nerves repaired by end-to-end anastomosis under tension, injuries caused by stretching and especially by chronic strain of varying degrees cannot be clearly defined. As functional restitution is rarely complete even after tension-free suturing, a defect remaining in a nerve repaired under tension does not necessarily have to be a consequence of stretching alone. However, there is no way of determining clinically the extent to which the inadequate return of function in a nerve is explained solely by the strain.


Sciatic Nerve Ulnar Nerve Spinal Ganglion Nerve Stump Nerve Defect 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Orf
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  1. 1.Neurosurgical Clinic and Institute for NeuropathologyBonn UniversityBonnFederal Republic of Germany

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