Placement of the keratin hydrogel in the conduit.
A. The tibial nerve is cut and the silicone tube is interposed
B. The nerve is sutured in place with 10-0 nylon after visually verifying the gap distance using a ruler
C. The hydrogel is slowly injected as the modified 28-gauge needle is retracted, thereby filling the luminal space
First published in: Apel, P. and Garrett, J. (2008). “Peripheral Nerve Regeneration Using a Keratin-Based Scaffold:Long-Term Functional and Histological Outcomes in a Mouse Model”, Journal of Hand Surgery. 33A: 1541-1547
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