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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: If the damage does not cause the nerve to be completely cut, then healing can occur. If a nerve has been cut, it will need to be reconnected in order ... Read More
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Some types: Some types of nerve injury can heal. For example a bruised nerve or compressed nerve can heal with time or relief of the compression. A nerve that has ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
20 years experience Hand Surgery
No: If the nerve is simply bruised, then the nerve damage may improve with time alone. However, nerve lacerations or direct injuries often require surgica ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sometimes: A broad question, because there are many ways a nerve can be damaged: compression (carpal tunnel), crush, cut, etc. A "bruised" nerve can heal itself; ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Variable: Generically, if only the coverings of a nerve are involved (myelin), and healing begins, it will take about 4 weeks. If the central portion of the ne ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Very permanent: Your question is not open to an answer because you offer no specifics. What nerve? How severe is the involvement?
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve injury: An examination would be the place to start. If there is evidence of a nerve problem it could be further evaluated as to extent of injury with electro ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
21 years experience Hand Surgery
Evaluation soon: Nerve damage is often a term i hear in clinic but does not necessarily mean permanent damage. If the decreased nerve function is caused by compression ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
None: None.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
A : A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot. It is used to diagnose nerve damage but does not cause it.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anshul Gandhi
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Gout Complications: Gout complications can include joint damage, joint deformity, loss of mobility or range of motion, bone loss, tophi (chalky lumps or deposits that for ... Read More
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