Micronerve Suture and Graft in the Rat

  • Yoshiaki Yanase


In the last several decades, great advances have been made in surgery of the peripheral nerves. Anatomical studies by Ito [1] and Sunderland [2], the concept of tension-free nerve repair by Millesi [3], intraoperative stimulation or recording of individual funiculi by Hakstlan [4] and Nakatsuchi [5], and other experimental studies have significantly influenced our knowledge of nerve injury and re pair. The advantages of using an operating microscope, microinstrumentation, and atraumatic suture materials are remarkable. Microsurgery helps to improve the results of peripheral nerve repair, because intraneural neurolysis is safer, identification of intraneural topography is easier, and the nerve suture technique is much less traumatic.


Peripheral Nerve Sciatic Nerve Suture Material Nerve Graft Nerve Repair 
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