Mechanical effects of compression of peripheral nerves

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Abstract

Effects of graded compression on nerve function were analyzed in order to evaluate the relative importance of pressure level and duration of compression for functional deterioration. The pressure was applied by means of a small inflatable cuff. The effects of two pressure levels, i.e., 80 mm Hg applied for 2 hr or 400 mm Hg applied for 15 min, were studied in rabbit tibial nerves. The lower pressure tested, which is known to induce ischemia of the compressed nerve segment, also causes some degree of mechanical deformation of the nerve trunk, which leads to incomplete recovery following pressure release. The duration of compression is of importance for the degree of nerve injury even at the higher pressure level tested.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Göteborgs universitet
  • St. Marianna University School of Medicine
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Neurologi
  • Ortopedi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)120-2
TidskriftJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Volym108
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 1986 maj
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa