After 40 years of Peripheral Nerves repair, the global perception is that we have seen many promises and expectations, many exciting research advances, many new technologies but alas to few major improvements either in technique or strategy .
This is due to several factors :
- The growing discrepancy between animal research and clinical applications, aggravated by the increasingly complex regulatory and ethics environments.
- The significant commercial interests having more impact on Journals and meetings.
- The multiplication of non-significant publications, amongst which the real progress is difficult to identify.
It is time to separate the real progress from the fake news which has become so common in the past years. This is the aim of this Symposium, where some of the most experienced and renowned nerve surgeons will debate these subjects.
Pr Alain GILBERT
Chairman Institut de la Main