Introduction: Reconstruction of peripheral nerve lesions remains a major challenge in plastic surgery. Clinical strategies to treat extensive peripheral nerve injuries include the use of nerve. The goal of the current study is the development of a bioartificially synthesized nerve graft. We present modifications of a specially designed collagen matrix with the attempt to achieve the standard of autologous nerve grafts. The objective is to advance previous in-vivo regeneration results by improving the schwann cell-biomaterial interaction.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
© 2007 Published by Elsevier Inc.