To study the recovery method and effect of amputated foot after temporary ectopic implantation. Methods Two male patients with amputated foot were treated with temporary ectopic implantation in July 2001 and January 2002. Amputated foot was caused by mechanical injury and crush injury. After 6 hours, temporary ectopic implantation of amputated foot was given and replantation was done 3 months after primary operation. The recovery methods were as follows: automatic and passive motion, high pressure oxygen, massage, protective and positional feel ing training, etc. The effects of recovery was observed. Results All amputated foots survived after operation, the time of follow-up was 6 years,and 5 years and 7 months. Extension degree of first metatarsal digital joint was 12º and 15º, flex degree of first metatarsal digital joint was 15º and 13º, and extension degree of other metatarsal digital joints was 8º and 9º. Force degree of extension muscle was 4, force degree of flex muscle was 4, and two-point discrimination was 20 mm and 18 mm. Patients recovered their superficial sensibil ity, touch sense, deep pain sense and topognosis. The skin color and temperature were normal. And the patients could do some housework. Conclusion Temporary ectopic implantation of amputated foot can recover the function of amputated foot by motor and sensitive recovery methods.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) on functional recovery after sciatic nerve injury. METHODS: Upon silicone-tubulization of transected sciatic nerve in 30 adult rats. Thirty rats were divided into two groups(SAL group and OECs group); saline and OECs were injected into the silicone chamber in SAL group and in OECs group respectively. The status of functional recovery of injured sciatic nerve was observed by electrophysiological analysis, axon morphometry analysis. RESULTS: In OECs group on the 30th and the 90th days after sciatic nerve transection: 1. The latent period of CMAP shortened by 0.60 ms and 0.56 ms; the nerve conduction velocity promoted by 6.42 m/s and 5.36 m/s; the amplitude enhanced by 3.92 mv and 5.84 mv, respectively; 2. The HRP positive cells in lateral nucleus of spinal anterior horn increased by 11.63% and 25.01%; 3. The number of nerve fibers increased by 1,047/mm2 and 1,422/mm2 and the thickness of myelim sheath increased by 0.43 micron and 0.63 micron, respectively. CONCLUSION: The olfactory ensheathing cells are capable of promoting the functional recovery after peripheral nerve injury.
ObjectiveTo systematically review the efficacy of kinesio taping on upper limb function recovery in stroke patients.MethodsPubMed, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, WanFang Data, CNKI and VIP databases were electronically searched to collect randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of the efficacy of kinesio taping on upper limb function recovery in stroke patients from inception to December 20th, 2020. Two reviewers independently screened literature, extracted data and assessed the risk of bias of included studies; then, meta-analysis was performed by using RevMan 5.3 software.ResultsA total of 13 RCTs involving 589 patients were included. The results of meta-analysis showed that: compared with the control group, kinesio taping significantly improved FMA-UE score (MD=6.21, 95%CI 3.68 to 8.74, P<0.000 01), VAS score (MD=1.76, 95%CI 1.30 to 2.23, P<0.000 01) and MBI score (MD=10.28, 95%CI 8.43 to 12.13, P<0.000 01) of patients.ConclusionCurrent evidence shows that the kinesio taping can significantly improve the upper limb motor function, pain and daily living ability of stroke patients. Due to limited quality and quantity of the included studies, more high quality studies are needed to verify above conclusion.