Thank you, Dr. Ochs. I think your study brings up the very important question about the perineurial barrier in the clinical situation. When we carried our compression traumas up to the highest pressure level of 600 mm Hg for 4 h, we never had a breakdown of the perineurial barrier, so it seems to be extremely resistant, at least, to compression trauma. I think clinical evidence indicates that we can have blocked nerve conduction for considerable times and still have a survival of axons. I would like to ask Dr. McComas to comment on the pathophysiology of the different nerve traumas.


Dorsal Root Ganglion Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Compound Action Potential Control Nerve 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irvin M. Korr
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  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityUSA

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