nerve graft


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nerve graft

a nerve, or part of a nerve, used as a graft.

nerve graft

the transplantation of all or part of a nerve. The procedure may be performed in cases in which the gap in a severed nerve is too large to be repaired by suture alone. The graft provides a pathway that encourages the regrowth of severed axons from the central stump of the damaged nerve. Donor material may consist of heterografts, homografts, or autografts.

nerve graft

The transplantation of a healthy nerve to replace a segment of a damaged nerve.
See also: graft
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The sciatic functioning index measurement results of groups during follow up throughout 12th week, (*) indicates a significant difference between autologous nerve graft and small intestinal conduit (p<0.
Types of anatomical structure damage, method of nerve treatment and site of nerve graft collection Nerve Anatomical structure damage Only 1 N+Tendon N+N N+N+Tend ons+ Arteries Median 35 32 8 13 Ulnar 43 17 9 8 Radial 12 0 1 0 Total 90 49 18 21 Nerve Anatomical structure damage N+Tendons + Amputation + Bone Arteries Replantatio fractures Median 5 4 0 Ulnar 13 1 0 Radial 0 0 1 Total 18 5 1 Nerve Treatment Primary Secondary Autogenic Neurolysis suture suture graft Median 52 16 26 3 Ulnar 42 20 26 3 Radial 3 2 2 7 Total 97 38 54 13 Nerve Graft collection Surnal Pedicle graft Medial nerve nerve of the ulnar of the nerve forearm Median 22 3 1 Ulnar 22 0 4 Radial 2 0 0 Total 46 3 5
Avance Nerve Graft is processed in the United States by AxoGen.
Often these are treated with nerve grafts from the phrenic, intercostal, or contra-lateral brachial plexus.
23) Common nerve transposition options include the hypoglossal nerve-facial nerve transposition graft, the hypoglossal nerve-facial nerve interpositional jump graft, the cross-face nerve graft, and the spinal accessory nerve-facial nerve transposition graft.
A comparison of nerve regeneration across a sural nerve graft and a vascularized pseudosheath.
Historically, the nerve graft was considered to be an inferior technique (30, 31) due largely to misconceptions regarding multiple coaptation sites and the lack of awareness regarding the importance of living Schwann Cells.
Photo: A packet of fetal cells (T) transplanted into an adult rat brain sends axons through a peripheral nerve graft (G).
A report in the journal Nature showed a nerve graft, coupled with a protein, could restore breathing.
Following tumor removal, the continuity of the facial nerve was restored with a sural nerve graft.