Nerve Laceration Repair

Also known as: nerve repair, nerve graft repair

What is nerve laceration repair?

A nerve laceration refers to a nerve that is cut, usually from an accident or injury. Nerve laceration repair is a surgical procedure that is used to repair the injured nerve.

What happens during the procedure?

During the nerve laceration repair, the patient may require general anesthesia. The procedure involves locating the ends of the transected nerve, trimming away scar, and “sewing” the nerves back together. Other tissues may also require repair, depending on the severity of the injury.

Is any special preparation needed?

As with any procedure that may require general anesthesia, you may need to avoid food, drink and certain medications before the procedure.

Reviewed by: Aaron Berger, MD

This page was last updated on: July 24, 2019 02:41 PM

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