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Nerve Transfer

"Nerve Transfer" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Surgical reinnervation of a denervated peripheral target using a healthy donor nerve and/or its proximal stump. The direct connection is usually made to a healthy postlesional distal portion of a non-functioning nerve or implanted directly into denervated muscle or insensitive skin. Nerve sprouts will grow from the transferred nerve into the denervated elements and establish contact between them and the neurons that formerly controlled another area.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Nerve Transfer" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Nerve Transfer" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 71 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2019
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