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Materials 2009, 2(4), 1480-1507; doi:10.3390/ma2041480

Biocompatibility of Different Nerve Tubes

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Received: 27 August 2009 / Revised: 24 September 2009 / Accepted: 25 September 2009 / Published: 30 September 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biocompatibility of Materials)
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Abstract: Bridging nerve gaps with suitable grafts is a major clinical problem. The autologous nerve graft is considered to be the gold standard, providing the best functional results; however, donor site morbidity is still a major disadvantage. Various attempts have been made to overcome the problems of autologous nerve grafts with artificial nerve tubes, which are “ready-to-use” in almost every situation. A wide range of materials have been used in animal models but only few have been applied to date clinically, where biocompatibility is an inevitable prerequisite. This review gives an idea about artificial nerve tubes with special focus on their biocompatibility in animals and humans.
Keywords: nerve tube; nerve repair; biocompatibility; artificial nerve; peripheral nerve nerve tube; nerve repair; biocompatibility; artificial nerve; peripheral nerve
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Stang, F.; Keilhoff, G.; Fansa, H. Biocompatibility of Different Nerve Tubes. Materials 2009, 2, 1480-1507.

AMA Style

Stang F, Keilhoff G, Fansa H. Biocompatibility of Different Nerve Tubes. Materials. 2009; 2(4):1480-1507.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Stang, Felix; Keilhoff, Gerburg; Fansa, Hisham. 2009. "Biocompatibility of Different Nerve Tubes." Materials 2, no. 4: 1480-1507.

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