Tourniquet compression: a non-invasive method to enhance nerve regeneration in nerve grafts.
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One hindlimb of a rat was subjected to tourniquet compression (150, 200 and 300 mmHg; 2 h). After 6 days a 10 mm sciatic or tibial nerve graft from the compressed limb was sutured to bridge a 3-4 mm gap in the sciatic nerve of the non-compressed limb. The distances of regenerating sensory axons were measured 6 days post surgery (tibial grafts, 8 days). Compression at 200 and 300 mmHg led to significantly longer regeneration distances than those seen in controls. Incorporation of BrdU and expression of p75 receptor by non-neuronal cells (Schwann cells) in sciatic nerves 6 days after compression (150 and 300 mmHg; 2 h) was also increased as a sign of Schwann cell activation. Tourniquet compression may be used as a non-invasive method to enhance nerve regeneration in nerve grafts.
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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK
|Status||Published - 2002|
|Peer review utförd||Ja|