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Doctor insights on: Nerve Laceration

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Is there nerve damage with face lacerations?

Is there nerve damage with face lacerations?

There can be: Depending on the site of the laceration one or several sensory or motor nerves to the face can be injured. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Cranial nerve damage with face lacerations, what to do?

Cranial nerve damage with face lacerations, what to do?

See details: I am not sure there is anything you can do. Discuss the issue with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can you have cranial nerve damage with face lacerations?

Can you have cranial nerve damage with face lacerations?

Yes: If a cranial nerve is injured in the face, it is usually either the trigeminal (#5) or facial (#7). Depending on where the laceration is, sometimes these nerves require repair, other times they can be left to re-sprout in the area. ...Read more

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If a person had deep facial lacerations what cranial nerves would be damaged?

If a person had deep facial lacerations what cranial nerves would be damaged?

#7 or #5 typically: A facially laceration that involves a cranial nerve typically effects the facial (cn #7), which is motor to the face, or trigeminal (cn #5), which supplies sensation to the face but also has motor branches to the chewing muscles. If there is involvement of the neck, other nerves can be injured as well. ...Read more

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If a person had deep face lacerations, what cranial nerves are damaged?

If a person had deep face lacerations, what cranial nerves are damaged?

Number 7: The facial nerve, or cranial nerve vii, is the most frequently damaged cranial nerve during facial traumas involving deep lacerations. A plastic surgeon is an expert at facial injuries. ...Read more

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If a person had face lacerations what cranial nerve would be damaged?

If a person had face lacerations what cranial nerve would be damaged?

Facial or Trigeminal: You can easily have injury to the facial or trigeminal nerve with facial lacerations. Other cranial nerves can also be involved, though these are the cutaneous nerves, and more easily damaged with superficial injuries. ...Read more

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Cranial nerve damage possible from face laceration?

Cranial nerve damage possible from face laceration?

The cranial nerves : And there are 12, arise in the pons, midbrain and brain stem. The facial laceration is likely to severe/injue branches of vii, the facial nerve, providing innervation of facial muscles. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage due to a chinsaw laceration of themedian and radial nerve. Are there suppliments I can take to help speed the healing proess?

I have nerve damage due to a chinsaw laceration of themedian and radial nerve. Are there suppliments I can take to help speed the healing proess?

Nothing: Save your money. There is no good evidence that any supplements speed healing. If you are had a chain saw injury and are older than a teenager, you will never fully recover. ...Read more

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Deep laceration of my index finger (and surgery to repair my nerve) 1.5 month ago.10 stitches. I cannot bed or straighten my finger properly since. How long will take to fully recover motion?

Deep laceration of my index finger (and surgery to repair my nerve) 1.5 month ago.10 stitches. I cannot bed or straighten my finger properly since. How long will take to fully recover motion?

Finger surgery recov: This depends on many factors, type of injury, other structures also injured such as tendons or ligaments, age of patient, presence of arthritis, legth of splining, type and frequency of physical therapy etc. This is best answered by your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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24yr m: 2 weeks ago I suffered a laceration to wrist-cut 3 tendons, transected median nerve. Repaired. Have partial feeling in thumb, lowpalm, 3, 4 digit. Anastomosis? Wwill it help with my prognosis?

24yr m: 2 weeks ago I suffered a laceration to wrist-cut 3 tendons, transected median nerve. Repaired. Have partial feeling in thumb, lowpalm, 3, 4 digit. Anastomosis? Wwill it help with my prognosis?

Cut median nerve: A repair is mandatory to give you any chance that you will recovery feeling and motor function provided the by median nerve. You need to follow your surgeon's instructions and considerable rehab will be needed for your tendons to work well again. The best thing for your prognosis is your age... Younger people do much better than older people. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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What is done for a laceration?

What is done for a laceration?

That depends : Depending on the size, area of the body, the laceration may be sutures, taped or even left alone. Let the experts make that decision. ...Read more

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Could a 36-hour-old laceration be closed?

Could a 36-hour-old laceration be closed?

Not with stitches : After 36 hours ur laceration has to be closed through secondary intention. The time period for the acute stitches have passed. Now it may take longer for the wound to fill in and heal. Make sure to keep the area clean, covered with a dressing and use antibiotic cream to avoid infection. ...Read more

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Is it better to leave lacerations open or covered ?

Clean and cover: The laceration should be washed out, cleaned and covered immediately to avoid the would getting infected. ...Read more

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Is it possible to tell when an internal laceration occurs?

Is it possible to tell when an internal laceration occurs?

Depends on organ: Lacerations can occur to solid organs or hollow organs. Spillage of contents and/or blood and/or loss of function are the signs of an internal laceration typically occuring following some sort of injury and commonly but not always associated with pain. ...Read more

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Can a person have a laceration internally and wouldn't know?

Can a person have a laceration internally and wouldn't know?

Risk Factors?: Lacerations are traumatic, so unless you have had some recent trauma, it would be unlikely that you have an internal laceration. Most lacerations bleed and cause pain, but some do not. If you have risk factors for an internal laceration, then additional testing may be warranted. ...Read more

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Why does a small prick cause more pain than a huge laceration?

Why does a small prick cause more pain than a huge laceration?

It doesn't: "Huge lacerations" are generally more painful than "small pricks.". ...Read more

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How to remove tiny (invisible) pieces of metal from my laceration?

How to remove tiny (invisible) pieces of metal from my laceration?

May not be possible: With a laceration (open wound), proper care involves thorough cleansing, irrigation and sometimes debridement (removal of foreign debris and any devitalized tissue) depending on the situation. It is not always possible or practical to remove all foreign material (especially if tiny and "invisible"). An x-ray may be helpful to localize metal but sometimes it is best to leave it be and follow up. ...Read more

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It's been two months and I don't know if my laceration is fully healed how long will it take?

It's been two months and I don't know if my laceration is fully healed how long will it take?

Not two months: No laceration should take 2months to heal. Can you explain what happened next time. In any case, get a physician to take a look at it. If the wound has some complications or if you are deficient of some necessary components in your body, wound healing may be delayed. ...Read more

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How long does the laceration repair take?

How long does the laceration repair take?

Depends: Laceration repair depends upon the location, depth, risk to underlying structures and risk of infection. Function is the most important outcome aimed for, followed by cosmesis. Other than simple punctures or small lacerations (is your tetanus up to date?) you should go to an er or a surgeon for repair and evaluation of deeper damage. ...Read more

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Can stroke be caused by a severe laceration?

Can stroke be caused by a severe laceration?

Stroke from Lac: A laceration can cause a stroke if it significantly reduces the flow of blood to the brain. This can be direct (injuring the artery going to the brain, or knocking off a plaque inside the artery) or indirect (causing massive blood loss and severely low blood pressure). Low blood pressure by itself can cause a stroke. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a laceration repair done?

Where do I go to get a laceration repair done?

ER or urgent care: Lacerations can be repaired in an emergency room and in most urgent care centers. Certain physician offices also have the necessary tools for laceration repair. ...Read more

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What is the idc 9 code for a healed laceration?

What is the idc 9 code for a healed laceration?

I'm not a coding : Expert but I think you'd use it by type and by anatomic location code for a laceration only not the state of healing. This is for diagnosis not the treatment used. ...Read more

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Why is laceration reopening after stitches removed?

Why is laceration reopening after stitches removed?

Many possibilities: Perhaps sutures removed too soon, perhaps you have delayed healing related to any of a number of factors such as renal failure, diabetes, poor nutrition, smoking, perhaps there is too much tension on the wound, perhaps underlying infection.
Best to see your doc. ...Read more

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Why is my laceration reopening after stitch removal?

Why is my laceration reopening after stitch removal?

Thanks for asking!: The placement of sutures deep to the skin surface depends on the location and extent of the injury. Removing the sutures prematurely in an area that is under tension may lead to separation of the edges, even with minor trauma. It takes 3-4 weeks for healing at the skin level usually. ...Read more

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How long are the stitches for the laceration wounds?

About 18 cm: The choice of suture material for your laceration is quite large. Usually the doctors choose sutures that are dissolveable/absorbable, so they do not require a second procedure for removal. The sutures are about 18 cm long to accommodate handling by your doctor. More important than the suture is the cleaning, protection and care of your laceration. ...Read more