Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Siemionow M., SÖNMEZ E.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, pp.523-538, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


There are different types of peripheral nerve problems that include nerve trauma, compression, tumors, and so on, and repair of peripheral nerve injuries continues to be a major challenge in reconstructive surgery. Satisfactory functional recovery after a peripheral nerve injury is dependent on accurate regeneration of axons to the original end organs. Reconstruction of peripheral nerve injuries has improved particularly over the last two decades with the experience in traumatic nerve injuries gained particularly during wartimes. In this chapter, we review different types of peripheral nerve injury problems including neuropathies, nerve repair techniques, clinical outcomes, and future strategies.