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Neurosurgery:
doi: 10.1227/01.NEU.0000346252.53722.D3
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An Eclectic Review of the History of Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Friedman, Allan H. M.D.

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Abstract

WE TAKE OUR present concepts of nerve repair for granted. In fact, the pioneers who established these principles traveled a road filled with erroneous dogma, bad advice, and misleading data. The lessons learned from a review of the history of peripheral nerve surgery are applicable to all neurosurgical disciplines. In honor of Dr. David Kline's distinguished career, we will review 3 aspects of the history of peripheral nerve surgery: Can an injured nerve regain function? How do peripheral nerves regenerate? When should a neuroma in continuity be resected?

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