End-to-side nerve coaptation is an additional proximal coaptation useful when available?

Ozbek S., Ozcan M., Noyan B., Kurt M., Tireliodlu S., Bozkurt C., ...More

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.55, no.3, pp.281-288, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.sap.0000171428.47890.13
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-288
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate the effects of end-to-side coaptation of the proximal end of a severed nerve to the same intact nerve, in addition to traditional end-to-side coaptation of the distal end, with an aim to use the intact nerve as a nerve conduit in a rat model and to compare the functional and histologic results of this modality to those obtained after nerve grafting and traditional end-to-side nerve coaptation.