Self-evaluation of walking-track measurement using a sciatic function index Academic Article uri icon

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  • Recovery of function is of prime importance after peripheral nerve injury and repair. This paper describes a method of obtaining and measuring walking-tracks and generating a Sciatic Function Index (SFI) to quantify functional sciatic nerve recovery in the rat. The reader is provided with a series of walking-tracks to measure, analyze and compare to those analyzed by experienced observers.


  • Brown, CJ
  • Mackinnon, SE
  • Evans, PJ
  • Bain, James
  • Makino, AP
  • Hunter, OA
  • Hare, GMT

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  • 1989