Cortical Nerve Function in Former Amputees Remains Poor Decades after Reconstructive SurgeryReleased April 11, 2017
- Researchers have found that the nerve cells (neurons) controlling sensation and movement of the hands show injury-induced changes for years after hand amputation, reattachment or transplant. The small study, the first of its kind to non-invasively explore the health and function of the cortical neurons (neuronal integrity) in these populations at the neurochemical level, is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology
. The manuscript was chosen as an APSselect
article for April.