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Collagen nerve guide conduit successfully treated nerve laceration in distal forearm

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February 2014

Collagen nerve guide conduit successfully treated nerve laceration in distal forearm

Vol: 3| Issue: 2| Number:60| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Collagen conduit versus microsurgical neurorrhaphy: 2-year follow-up of a prospective, blinded clinical and electrophysiological multicenter randomized, controlled trial

J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Dec;38(12):2405-11

Contributing Authors:
ME Boeckstyns AI Sorensen JF Vineta B Rosen X Navarro SJ Archibald J Valss-Sole M Moldovan C Krarup

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Forty-three patients with complete nerve lacerations of the median or ulnar nerves in the distal forearm were treated using either a Collagen Nerve Guide Conduit, in which the gap of the encased nerve is less than 6 mm, or a conventional repair (direct suture or nerve graft). The purpose was to compare the recovery of sensory and motor functions between the two treatments. At 12 months, the Condui...

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