Nerve Injury

March 10, 2020 at 7:39 am

Nerves are specialized bundles of tissue that transmit signals throughout the body. Nerve injury is a relatively common condition that can occur from different types of damage to the nerve. Nerves can be cut by sharp objects. They may also be damaged by pressure or stretch that may result from fractures, dislocation, crush injuries, or other traumatic injuries.

Nerve injury can be devastating and result in partial or complete paralysis of important muscle groups. The degree of injury and the potential for recovery without surgery depends on the degree of tissue and the specific parts of the nerve that are injured. When surgical repair is necessary, the timing of surgery will depend on the type and degree of nerve injury. Regardless of whether nerves are allowed to recover naturally or are repaired surgically, it often takes months to years to recover function.

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