Results from sections taken from nerve at center of cuff.
GOLD - normal fascicle, GREY - trace insult, BLACK - significant
insult, RED bar - problems during surgery (bleeding, difficulty
placing cuff, difficulty finding surgical plane, etc.)
No correlation between trauma and problems during surgery.
Statistical analysis .
Upper panel: assumes that trace observations would
not be detected, shown in the.
GOLD arrows indicate that there was no difference (at the
95% confidence level) in frequency of occurrence of damaged
myelin between the sham and cuff implants and that vitamin
E offers no protection for the dietary paradigm studied.
There was a significant between the sham operated and cuff
implanted nerve for the high vitamin E otherwise the
was no significant difference between test groups.
Lower panel: assumes that trace observation would
have been detected,.
CENTER section, Only the sham shows a significant difference.
DISTAL section, No significant difference between any
of the test groups.
CONCLUSION Vitamin E offers no protection
and the source of the trauma is either removal or replacement
the cuff and/or the mobilization procedure, probably
The presence of the cuff is not the source of the trauma.