Regenerative effects of pulsed magnetic field on injured peripheral nerves


Mert T., Gunay I. , Gocmen C. , Kaya M., Polat S.

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE, cilt.12, ss.42-49, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.42-49

Özet

Previous studies confirm that pulsed magnetic field (PMF) accelerates functional recovery after a nerve crush lesion. The contention that PMF enhances the regeneration is still controversial, however. The influence of a new PMF application protocol (trained PMF) on nerve regeneration was studied in a model of crush injury of the sciatic nerve of rats. To determine if exposure to PMF influences regeneration, we used electrophysiological recordings and ultrastructural examinations. After the measurements of conduction velocity, the sucrose-gap method was used to record compound action potentials (CAPs) from sciatic nerves. PMF treatment during the 38 days following the crush injury enhanced the regeneration.