Some Injured Nerves Can Be Repaired with Surgery

Nerve injury can occur from sharp or blunt trauma, broken bones or dislocations, forceful stretch or traction on a body part, or by other mechanisms.

When nerves are injured, patients can experience areas of numbness, pain or weakness. Injured nerves can be repaired using microsurgical techniques to help restore sensation and strength.

In some circumstances, nerve transfer surgery can be performed to borrow a functioning nerve that is not needed and transfer it to a nerve that is not functioning properly.

Learn more about peripheral nerve surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick.

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