Canine experimental free muscle transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Transplants of the cranial portion of the dog sartorius muscle were able to generate 70% of control force after 3 months if the artery, vein, and nerve were reanastomosed. Our histological and histochemical findings correlate with the functional findings. In a separate group of animals that had their muscles denervated prior to replantation, no collateral sprouting was noted and no function could be recorded when the nerve was stimulated proximally. These findings suggest that clinical application of free muscle transplantation is strongly supported by this animal model if due consideration is paid to surgical procedure and anatomical structure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stevanovic, MV; Seaber, AV; Urbaniak, JR

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 105 - 113

PubMed ID

  • 3773690

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0738-1085

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/micr.1920070302


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States