Factors Influencing Nerve Regeneration

Different Suture Patterns Pictures

Six groups of factors, which influence nerve regeneration, and consequently, the final result of a nerve repair may be distinguished, i.e., general factors, type and site of the lesion, timing, coaptation technique, biomolecular factors. In this group we include such parameters as the patient's age and general health. The age of the patient is a very important prognostic factor. It is well known that children generally have better functional recovery than do adults. This is due, in part, to a...

Vein Wrapping for the Treatment of Recurrent Entrapment Neuropathies

Sotereanos Introduction Entrapment neuropathies are common entities in surgery of the upper extremity. The gold standard for operative treatment in this condition is surgical decompression of the entrapped nerve. Releasing the transverse ligament at the volar surface of the wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome and decompressing the ulnar nerve at the elbow for cubital tunnel are generally procedures with very satisfactory outcome. Despite the high success rates...