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Experimental Basis for Free Muscle Transplantation

  • L. Hakelius

Abstract

In our experimental research on free muscle transplantation in Uppsala we have systematically tried to follow the different steps of a graft’s course from a free muscle transplant to a functioning muscle. We have studied the transplanted muscle fibres, the revascularization and reinnervation of the transplants with histological, histochemical, electronmicroscopic and neurophysiological techniques. I will give you a short survey of our research with the emphasis on the reinnervation and the end-plate formation in the grafts.

Keywords

Muscle Spindle Intercostal Muscle Atrophic Fibre White Fibre White Muscle Fibre 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Hakelius
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity HospitalUppsala 14Sweden

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