PNS Injuries

DEVELOPING STRATEGIES TO BRIDGE PERIPHERAL NERVE DEFICITS

Injuries to the peripheral nervous system (PNS) can lead to significant loss of motor and sensory functions. Currently, the most widely used method for the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries is autologous (self) nerve transplants, which involve sacrificing nerves from elsewhere within the patient. This treatment is greatly limited by the scarcity of nerves within the patient. We are currently developing nerve guidance conduits capable of facilitating peripheral nerve regeneration, and promoting functional recovery in a challenging nerve gap.

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