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November 1991

The Peripheral Nerve: Structure, Function and Reconstruction

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(11):1114. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530230022005

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This monograph provides a concise review of concepts relevant to the pathogenesis, evaluation, and treatment of peripheral nerve injuries. A good balance between classic information and important new concepts is maintained. A refreshingly readable and complete section on anatomy and physiology provides an excellent discussion of the often confusing literature on end organs. The chapters on nerve injury and regeneration provide an insightful handling of current concepts on mechanisms of injury and factors relevant to regeneration. Evaluation of nerve injury is handled in a general, conceptual manner with a particularly insightful discussion of Tinel's sign. A discussion of controversies and advances in peripheral nerve reconstruction is interesting and thought provoking.

This book provides a cohesive, contempory review of the seminal concepts underpinning recent advances in peripheral nerve surgery and is worthwhile reading for all interested in the subject.

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