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Obturator nerve damage, how long is the recovery process?

Obturator nerve damage, how long is the recovery process?

Up to a Year: If the nerve is cut and repaired at the original surgery, the prognosis is usually good, but recovery can take about one year. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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 injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Are there stages of nerve recovery after damage caused by lower wisdom tooth removal?

Are there stages of nerve recovery after damage caused by lower wisdom tooth removal?

Yes: A damaged nerve can regenerate after wisdom tooth extraction, but it will take time. Sometimes, if it is going to come back, it can take several months. Sometimes it doesn't recover. Give it time. ...Read more

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Fractured the surgical neck of left humerus. There is also possible nerve damage. What is a reasonable recovery time. Fracture considered moderate.

Fractured the surgical neck of left humerus.  There is also possible nerve damage.  What is a reasonable recovery time.  Fracture considered moderate.

Union of humeral: Fracture usually takes 6-8 weeks ; full recovery may take up to a year.Best wishes on ur rehab! http://www.humpalphysicaltherapy.com/mobile/injuries-conditions/shoulder/shoulder-issues/adult-humerus-fractures/a~3268/article.html. http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/fractured-humerus.html. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage heal?

Can nerve damage heal?

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 to grow. Nerve grows about 1 mm/day, so depending on where the injury is, it may take over a year for recovery. It is difficult after a nerve is cut to get 100% recovery, but some return of sensation can be expected after repair. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nerve damage?

What is the definition or description of: nerve damage?

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 injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend surgical repair if needed. ...Read more

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What should I do about the nerve damage?

Nerve pain: You must be treated by a neurologist or pain physician. Do your best to try non-addictive pills first. Pain medicines, opioids, should be back up medicines and not your first choice. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a test to determine nerve damage?

Help! need to know if there's a test to determine nerve damage?

Nerve damage: Can be detected via electrical studies such as electromyogram and nerve conduction studies. Under certain conditions, nerve biopsy can aid in the etiology. ...Read more

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What is good to take for painful nerve damage?

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Nerve pain: There are some medications used to treat neuropathy. It can be anti-seizure medications like Lyrica or gabapentin, antidepressants like cymbalta, or tca ... ...Read more

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I think I have nerve damage but when I went to get checked out they said it was just hyper sensitive. What's the difference between the two?

I think I have nerve damage but when I went to get checked out they said it was just hyper sensitive. What's the difference between the two?

Neuropathy: can involve part of a single nerve or a group of nerves, I suggest you consult a neurologist if you think you have nerve injury or peripheral neuropathy. Injury to part of the thalamus in the brain can also cause increased perception of pain (on one side of the body) ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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