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Do nerves really grow back? How would a nerve implant or transplant work?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Yes

Nerves that are reconnected grow together very slowly.
In vca transplants (vascularized composite allografts) i.e. Hand transplants. The nerves are spliced with micro-surgical techniques and they take months to heal. Real function only returns with therapy and time.

In brief: Yes

Nerves that are reconnected grow together very slowly.
In vca transplants (vascularized composite allografts) i.e. Hand transplants. The nerves are spliced with micro-surgical techniques and they take months to heal. Real function only returns with therapy and time.
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