ANAMARIA VICTORIA BUMBU, MARCEL PERIAN, RADU FECHETE, CALINA DAN, IOANA RADU, KLARA BRINZANIUC THE ROLE OF MUSCLE CELLS AND FAT CELLS IN NERVE REGENERATION EVALUATED BY IN VIVO ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY
Peripheral nerve reconstruction is a much debated subject nowadays that is why new surgical techniques are being performed. It has been demonstrated that after a complete section of a peripheral nerve, the healing process takes time, and most frequently the recovery is not complete. Muscle cells and fat cells due to their chemical components, can contribute in the healing process of the peripheral nerves. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of wrapping a muscle flap or an adipose flap around the primary suture of a cuted nerve in order to improve the motor nerve regeneration in a rat model by using in vivo electric conductivity measurements.
Keywords: fat cells, muscle cells, nerve regeneration, in vivo electric conductivity