AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 11 (November)

Neurorrhaphy (November 2007)

November 2007 page 4 Neurorrhaphy New technology has been developed to aid surgeons in the repair of nerve injuries that result in a loss of nerve tissue and a gap between the proximal and distal nerve segments. In the past, these nerve injuries were repaired using autogenous nerve grafts. Recent research studies and clinical trials support the findings that axons can grow across nerve gaps with functional recovery similar to that noted with autogenous nerve grafting when bridged by either a synthetic conduit or an autogenous vein graft. Although there is no estimate on the frequency of lacerated nerves...

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