Nerve gaps

Neil F. Sachanandani, Aravind Pothula, Thomas H. Tung

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Abstract

Peripheral nerve injury is a significant problem affecting greater that 1 million people around the world each year and poses major challenges to the plastic and reconstructive surgeon. When primary nerve repair is not possible, several options for management of the nerve gap include a nerve autograft, nerve conduit, and acellular nerve allograft. For extensive and proximal nerve injuries, cellular nerve allografts and nerve transfers may be considered. This article reviews the indications and outcomes for each option, as in many cases more than one option may be acceptable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-319
Number of pages7
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume133
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery

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