Ann Plast Surg 2022 03;88(3):308-312
Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN.
Abstract: Direct neurotization is a method that involves direct implantation of nerve fascicles into a target tissue, that is, muscle fibers, skin, cornea, and so on, with the goal of restoring aesthetic, sensation and or functional capacity. This technique has been implemented since the early 1900s, with numerous experimental and clinical reports of success. Applications have included both sensory and motor neurotization of muscle, as well as protective sensory provision for other organs. Read More