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Effect of ozone and methylprednisolone treatment following crush type sciatic nerve injury

Ozturk, Omur; Tezcan, Aysu Hayriye; Adali, Yasemen; Yıldırım, Can Hakan; Aksoy, Ozgur; Yagmurdur, Hatice; Bilge, Ali.
Acta cir. bras.; 31(11): 730-735, Nov. 2016. ilus, tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | VETINDEX | ID: vti-20923


PURPOSE:To assess and compare the histopathological effects of ozone therapy and/or methylprednisolone (MPS) treatment on regeneration after crush type sciatic nerve injury.METHODS:Forty Sprague-Dawley male rats were randomly allocated into four groups. Four groups received the following regimens intraperitoneally every day for 14 days after formation of crush type injury on sciatic nerve: Group I: ozone (20mcg/ml); Group II: methylprednisolone (2mg/kg); Group III: ozone (20 mcg/ml) and methylprednisolone (2mg/kg); Group IV: isotonic saline (0.9%). The histomorphological evaluation was made after biopsies were obtained from the sites of injury.RESULTS:Significant differences were noted between groups in terms of degeneration (p=0.019), nerve sheath cell atrophy (p=0.012), intraneural inflammatory cellular infiltration (p=0.002), perineural granulation tissue formation (p=0.019), perineural vascular proliferation (p=0.004), perineural inflammatory cellular infiltration (p<0.001) and inflammation in peripheral tissue (p=0.006). Degeneration was remarkably low in Group III, while no change in nerve sheath cell was noted in Group II.CONCLUSION:The combined use of methylprednisolone and ozone treatment can have beneficial effects for regeneration after crush type nerve injury.(AU)
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