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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
See details: I am not sure there is anything you can do. Discuss the issue with a neurologist. ...Read more
#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
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?
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?
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
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
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
Clean and cover: The laceration should be washed out, cleaned and covered immediately to avoid the would getting infected. ...Read more
Laceration: Both can be used interchangeably.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
It doesn't: "Huge lacerations" are generally more painful than "small pricks.". ...Read more
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
Equivalent: There really is no difference.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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