surgical nerve repair for stretched nerves

what is a stretched nerve?

Nerves have some elasticity, but they can be stretched beyond their normal limits to the point that they don’t function properly because the internal structure is damaged.

how is a stretched nerve repaired?

A nerve can be damaged, even if it isn’t cut, which can cause temporary or permanent damage. The type of nerve repair performed will depend on the extent of the damage. This means similar methods to repairing a nerve cut or a nerve compression may be used.

what causes a nerve to stretch?

Traumatic injuries can stretch a nerve. Learn about other ways nerves can be stretched. Learn more

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could I have nerve damage?

Explore how nerve damage can happen and learn about how different nerves work throughout the body.

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