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Can nerve damage heal?
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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Aileen Shieu
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Some types
Some types of nerve injury can heal.
For example a bruised nerve or compressed nerve can heal with time or relief of the compression. A nerve that has been cut may regrow from where it is cut if it is sewn back together.

In brief: Some types
Some types of nerve injury can heal.
For example a bruised nerve or compressed nerve can heal with time or relief of the compression. A nerve that has been cut may regrow from where it is cut if it is sewn back together.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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