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How long does nerve damage typically take to recover from hand surgery?
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Dr. Bauback Safa
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Roughly 1mm/day
Peripheral nerves, if cut of severely bruised/crushed, can regrow/regenerate but the rate depends greatly on the age of the patient and the presence of other medical problems.
Young, healthy patients typically regenerate ~1mm/day but there is a lot of variability. A lot also depends on the severity of the injury itself.

In brief: Roughly 1mm/day
Peripheral nerves, if cut of severely bruised/crushed, can regrow/regenerate but the rate depends greatly on the age of the patient and the presence of other medical problems.
Young, healthy patients typically regenerate ~1mm/day but there is a lot of variability. A lot also depends on the severity of the injury itself.
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Dr. Kirk Churukian
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Nerve Healing
Injured sensory nerves in the hand can regrow in many cases.
If the nerve has been bruised, or cut/repaired it will typically regrow from the point of injury at 1mm per day. This rate varies with age - younger is better! you can tell where the point of regrowth is by tapping along the path of the nerve; the point of growth is marked by a small electric shock sensation!

In brief: Nerve Healing
Injured sensory nerves in the hand can regrow in many cases.
If the nerve has been bruised, or cut/repaired it will typically regrow from the point of injury at 1mm per day. This rate varies with age - younger is better! you can tell where the point of regrowth is by tapping along the path of the nerve; the point of growth is marked by a small electric shock sensation!
Dr. Kirk Churukian
Dr. Kirk Churukian
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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: 1 mm per day
Nerves heal at 1 mm per day.

In brief: 1 mm per day
Nerves heal at 1 mm per day.
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Dr. Daniel Mass
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