Nerve reconstruction

Julia K. Terzis, Petros Konofaos

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Until the late eighteenth century it was believed that peripheral nerves did not regenerate after injury. Introduction of microsurgical techniques [1] in peripheral nerve surgery and the establishment of the principle of tension free repair [2] allowed inspired surgeons such as Narakas, Millesi, Allieu, Brunelli, Terzis, Doi, Gu, and others to suggest several new approaches to nerve reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDisorders of the Hand
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Hand Reconstruction and Nerve Compression
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781447165606
ISBN (Print)9781447165590
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Avulsion plexopathies
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • End-to-end repair
  • End-to-side-neurrorhaphy
  • Nerve grafting
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Nerve transfers
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Principles of nerve repair
  • Vascularized nerve grafting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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