0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

REGENERATION OF NERVES AFTER ANASTOMOSIS OF SMALL PROXIMAL TO LARGER PERIPHERAL NERVES:  AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY CONCERNED WITH RELIEF OF PERIPHERAL NEUROGENIC PARESIS

ROBERT B. AIRD, M.D.; HOWARD C. NAFFZIGER, M.D.
Arch Surg. 1939;38(5):906-916. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1939.01200110112009.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Recently, Dogliotti1 recommended and attempted clinically to obtain increased innervation and function in paretic muscles supplied by a partially paralyzed nerve by means of simple section and immediate anastomosis of the involved nerve trunk. He had found experimentally that by anastomosing a portion of the proximal segment to the whole distal segment of the sciatic nerve in the dog he could demonstrate an increase in the number of nerve fibers regenerating below the point of anastomosis. This, in addition to the fact that his animals made a good functional recovery, led him to interpret his results as indicating reinnervation of muscles and a return of muscular function in excess of that originally and normally mediated by the proximal nerve fibers. If this interpretation of Dogliotti's findings is correct and if this procedure should prove practical, its value becomes obvious in the rehabilitation of patients with peripheral neurogenic paresis, such

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();