Lengthening as a New Method for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

H. Howarth, E. Orozco, A. Kadoor, M. Esparza, R. Salem, K. Masuda, J. Brown, S.B. Shah
University of California, San Diego/VA San Diego Healthcare System,
United States

Keywords: peripheral nerve, injury, biomechanics, regeneration, medical device, internal fixator, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery


INTRODUCTION: Individuals with peripheral nerve injuries experience significant loss of sensorimotor function, especially for injuries of substantial severity or chronicity. For small nerve gaps (typically