6 Committee comments

6 Committee comments

6.1 The grafts used in this procedure are regulated by the Human Tissue Authority.

6.2 The grafts can be used in a variety of anatomical sites but most published evidence reviewed by the committee came from the repair of digital nerves.

6.3 The type of nerve being repaired (motor, sensory, mixed) and the size of the defect potentially affect the outcome.

6.4 The use of this type of graft avoids the need to harvest a donor nerve from the same patient, and avoids the use of non-human-derived tissue and immunosuppression.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)