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Fairfield, CA
A 41-year-old male asked:

i was attacked with a wooden club. i suffered 8 lacerations on my head and a 3 inch skull fracture. can nerves on my face be repaired?

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Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Nerve Repair: Repair of damaged facial nerves may be possible depending on the extent of the damage and how long it has been since the injury has occurred. I recommend an evaluation by a surgeon experienced in micro-surgical nerve repair. Surgeons with this type of training are usually plastic surgeons or ent/ head & neck surgeons.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Sensory or motor?: If you have facial paralysis, this means facial nerve (motor) damage that plastic surgeon or ENT can evaluate. If you simply have numbness, this will heal and improve/resolve on its own over many months. Your injuries sound severe; glad you're ok, but see a plastic surgeon or ENT for specific advice about your individual nerve damage/prognosis.

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