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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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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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

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Does it take a long time for vats-related nerve damage to heal?

Does it take a long time for vats-related nerve damage to heal?

It can: Although vats incisions are small, they still require cutting through skin, tissue and possibly nerves. This may lead to chronic numbness or even pain. Nerves grow back 1mm per day. ...Read more

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What is time frame for C5 nerve damage to regenerat?

Depends on the damag: There is no right or wrong answer to this question. The nature of the damage plays the crucial rĂ´le in regeneration. The degree of damage is very important, too. Without that information, it's really hard to predict the outcome. ...Read more

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If you were having an operation to repair nerve damage would you need time off work?

If you were having an operation to repair nerve damage would you need time off work?

Possibly: There are many types of surgery to repair nerve damage. Time off from work depends on what the operation is being done. Minor surgery may need little time off (also depends on what type of work you do), while major reconstructions could require extended time off. ...Read more

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Can clove oil cause nerve damage on gum if it's diluted and used a few times a day?

Can clove oil cause nerve damage on gum if it's diluted and used a few times a day?

Very briefly: It only masks dental pain for very brief times while you're awaiting your appointment. It will not remove the need for appropriate care - but to get through a wait, a diluted well-spaced use will not be likely to damage nerves or even gum tissue. Just remember that it is not a treatment - only a relief. Hope your dental care will go well. ...Read more

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What is the healing time for an ankle surgery that fixed nerve damage?

Talk to your doctor: There is no way to know since I do not know what procedure was performed . You surgeon can give you a better answer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nerve damage from minor ankle surgery healing time?

Nerve damage is-: -low due 2 a surgeon's knowledge of anatomy. Incisions R made 2 avoid or keep damage 2 a minimum. Any surgery involving a joint is major. The main nerves injured R small cutaneous 1's, & there's usually an area around the incision that is numb or sensitive. If U have this especially sensitive, it usually goes away with time. No surg solution. Desensitization can B done by tapping the area rptdly ...Read more

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