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Can nerve damage repair itself?

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Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience in 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 surgical exploration and direct repair in a timely fashion. For chronic injuries, nerve grafts may be necessary.
Answered on Dec 23, 2019
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