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Modern Concepts of Peripheral Nerve Repair

  • Kirsten Haastert-Talini
  • Hans Assmus
  • Gregor Antoniadis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Christian Bischoff, Jennifer Kollmer, Wilhelm Schulte-Mattler
    Pages 11-25
  3. Mario G. Siqueira, Roberto S. Martins
    Pages 41-51
  4. Thomas J. Wilson, Lynda J.-S. Yang
    Pages 65-78
  5. F. Siemers, K. S. Houschyar
    Pages 79-96
  6. Gilda Di Masi, Gonzalo Bonilla, Mariano Socolovsky
    Pages 97-107
  7. Sarah G. Ewald, Vera Beckmann-Fries
    Pages 109-125
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 139-143

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on posttraumatic repair and reconstruction of peripheral nerves. Written by internationally respected specialists, it provides an overview of the challenges and the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of traumatic peripheral nerve injuries. It presents an outline of state-of the-art procedures from diagnostics, including newest imaging techniques, over conventional and alternative surgical approaches to clinical follow-up and rehabilitation, including the latest concepts to improve functional recovery. The purely clinical topics are preceded by neuroanatomical principles and neurobiological events related to peripheral nerve transection injuries and followed by an outlook on current experimental developments in the area of biomaterials for artificial nerve grafts and peripheral nerve tissue engineering.

Peripheral nerve injuries not only affect the nerve tissue at the site of injury, but also target tissue and parts of the central nervous system. They often have dramatic consequences for patients, including loss of sensory and motor functions combined with paresthesia or pain, and a reduced quality of life and ability to work. An adequate understanding of the procedures for proper decision-making and reconstructing peripheral nerves is therefore essential to ensure optimized functional recovery.

Keywords

peripheral nerve anatomy diagnosis of peripheral nerve injuries reconstruction approaches for peripheral nerve injuries clinical follow-up rehabilitation after peripheral nerve reconstruction research concepts

Editors and affiliations

  • Kirsten Haastert-Talini
    • 1
  • Hans Assmus
    • 2
  • Gregor Antoniadis
    • 3
  1. 1.Hannover Medical SchoolInstitute of Neuroanatomy and Cell BiologyHannoverGermany
  2. 2.SchriesheimGermany
  3. 3.Peripheral Nerve Surgery Unit, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of UlmGünzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52319-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52318-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52319-4
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