Scar less: a review of methods of scar reduction at sites of peripheral nerve repair

Ngeow, Wei Cheong (2010) Scar less: a review of methods of scar reduction at sites of peripheral nerve repair. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology, 109 (3). pp. 357-366. ISSN 1079-2104, DOI


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Scar formation is important for normal wound healing but proliferation of scar tissue from the epineurium in response to a nerve injury will result in impediment to the regenerating axons that need to traverse the repaired site. This article reviews the events that occur after peripheral nerve transection and the challenges that need to be addressed to reduce scarring in order to improve nerve regeneration. (Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2010; 109: 357-366)

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 3 Ngeow, Wei Cheong
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rat Sciatic-Nerve; Immune-Mediated Demyelination; Epineural Sleeve Neurorrhaphy; Wallerian Degeneration; Schwann-Cells; Hyaluronic-Acid; Fibrin Glue; Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta-1; Functional Recovery; Surgical Technique
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Wei Cheong Ngeow
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 02:48
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 08:49

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