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Peripheral Nerve Injury Repair

Thank you for considering our practice for your upcoming procedure. We understand that surgery can be overwhelming, but we are committed to providing you with the information and care you need to feel confident and prepared for your procedure. Here is what you can expect before, during, and after your surgery.

About the Procedure

What is Peripheral Nerve Injury Repair?

Peripheral nerve injury repair is a surgical procedure that involves repairing a nerve that has been damaged or severed. The goal of the surgery is to restore function to the affected area and to prevent further damage to the nerve.

Before the procedure:

Before the surgery, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss the procedure and ask any questions you may have. Your surgeon will perform a thorough examination of the affected area and may order imaging tests, such as an MRI or CT scan, to assess the extent of the nerve damage. You may need to stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners, and fast for a certain period of time before your surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure.

During the procedure:

The peripheral nerve injury repair is typically performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision in the affected area to access the damaged nerve. The extent of the surgery will depend on the extent of the nerve damage. In some cases, the surgeon may be able to repair the nerve by reconnecting the two ends of the severed nerve. In other cases, a nerve graft may be required to bridge the gap between the two ends of the damaged nerve. The surgeon may also use nerve conduits, which are tubes made from synthetic materials, to help guide the regrowth of the nerve.

After the procedure:

After your surgery, you will be closely monitored in the recovery room until you are awake and stable enough to be moved to a hospital room. You may need to stay in the hospital for several days to a week or more, depending on the extent of the nerve damage and the specifics of your surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your incision, manage any pain or discomfort, and gradually resume your normal activities. You may also need to undergo physical therapy to help restore function to the affected area.

We hope this information has been helpful in preparing you for your treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to support you throughout your entire journey to recovery.

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