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What does it mean to have hand nerve damage?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Depends on severity

Any nerve in the hand can be damaged, but i presume you refer to the median nerve, which is often pinched in the wrist (carpal tunnel).
If decompressed in time, full recovery is possible. If the nerve has been severely entrapped, with loss 90% or more of nerve function, then the loss can be irreversible. Persistent pain, numbness/tingling, & weakness in the pattern of the involved nerve results.

In brief: Depends on severity

Any nerve in the hand can be damaged, but i presume you refer to the median nerve, which is often pinched in the wrist (carpal tunnel).
If decompressed in time, full recovery is possible. If the nerve has been severely entrapped, with loss 90% or more of nerve function, then the loss can be irreversible. Persistent pain, numbness/tingling, & weakness in the pattern of the involved nerve results.
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Exactly that

When ever anyone has a broken broke in hand or tendon damage there is a chance that nerve repair has to be performed, did you have surgery?

In brief: Exactly that

When ever anyone has a broken broke in hand or tendon damage there is a chance that nerve repair has to be performed, did you have surgery?
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
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