A Study of a Possible Method for the Quantative Non-Destructive Evaluation of Peripheral Nerve Regeneration.
Quarterly rept. 1 Sep-30 Nov 71,
GEOSCIENCE LTD SOLANA BEACH CALIF
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Repair of peripheral nerve injuries in human patients is important in both civilian and military practices because such injuries are the frequent result of combat or accident. Excellent regeneration is obtained in occasional human cases and complete recovery of function is the rule rather than the exception in many non-primate animals. Improved methods for the non-destructive examination of the regeneration process are currently needed both by research investigators and by clinicians. An ideal study method would permit frequent and continuous assessment of the progress of regeneration without danger or discomfort to the patient. The application of in situ electrodes in connection with the recording of nerve action potentials in intact human and animal subjects is relatively novel. A number of important technical questions must be answered before such a measurement system can be optimized for clinical applications. The present research deals with the further analytical and experimental examination of the proposed method.
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