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Neurosurg Focus. 2004 May 15;16(5):E1.

Pathophysiology of peripheral nerve injury: a brief review.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA. burnettmg@hotmail.com

Abstract

Clinicians caring for patients with brachial plexus and other nerve injuries must possess a clear understanding of the peripheral nervous system's response to trauma. In this article, the authors briefly review peripheral nerve injury (PNI) types, discuss the common injury classification schemes, and describe the dynamic processes of degeneration and reinnervation that characterize the PNI response.

PMID:
15174821
DOI:
10.3171/foc.2004.16.5.2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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