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Jeffrey P. Garrett, MD

Garrett, JeffreyMedical School

East Carolina University

Research Focus

Dr. Garret’s main research focus was on peripheral nerves. Dr. Garrett examined the plasticity of the peripheral nerve after distraction osteogenesis as well as explored novel biomaterials for peripheral nerve regeneration. Dr. Garrett found that the peripheral nerve has a remarkable ability to remodel and re-establish internodal distance after stretching. In addition, Dr. Garrett worked on keratin-based scaffolds for peripheral nerve repair. He was the first to find that a keratin-based scaffold accelerates motor nerve recovery in a mouse model. In addition, Jeff worked on various clinical projects, relating to intraoperative monitoring of nerve injuries and osteochondritis dissecans in pediatric elbows.

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For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

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