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The muscles in the face had to be retrained with physical therapy and the nerve graft takes about a year to heal.
One end of the nerve graft is attached to the thigh's femoral nerve, the other into the corpus cavernosa, which is the spongy part of the penis.
Aguayo, "Axonal regeneration after crush injury of rat central nervous system fibres innervating peripheral nerve grafts," Journal of Neurocytology, vol.
Results: Sciatic functional index tests are better in autologous nerve graft group (-55.09[+ or -]6.35); however, during follow-up, progress in sciatic functional index was demonstrated, along with axonal regeneration and innervation of target muscles in the small intestinal conduit group (-76.36[+ or -]12.08) (p<0.05).
We never used any ICNs for SS neurotization at our centre and the reason was easy availability of nearby spinal accessory donor nerve with average 2000 motor fibres22 as compared to 500 motor fibre strength ICN requiring tedious dissection of 3 or 4 ICNs harvest in addition of possibility of nerve graft requirement.
Moreover, the use of allogeneic nerve grafts is primarily limited by immune rejection, but pretreating the allograft nerve with chemical extraction can reduce its immunogenicity [5-7].
Blot, "Cutaneous saphenous nerve graft for the treatment of sciatic neurotmesis in a dog," Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, vol.
The authors found no statistically significant difference between the two groups with regard to outcomes, but they did note that the masseteric nerve graft group experienced less donor-site morbidity and a faster time to recovery.
In 85% of cases, nerve graft was collected from the sural nerve, in 9% from the medial nerve and in 6% of the patients the pedicle graft of the ulnar nerve was performed.
So an alternative to this autologous nerve graft is nerve conduits or nerve guidance tube.
said: "Avance Nerve Graft is creating a new paradigm for the way in which injured nerves are repaired in the United States and we are pleased to partner with Hospital Innovations to bring our technology to surgeons and patients in the United Kingdom."
The various available options for grafting are autologous nonvascularised nerve graft, autologous vascularised nerve grafts, interposition of venous or arterial segments, or use of muscle or synthetic conduits [2].