Nerve Compression Syndromes
Nerves are fragile and can be damaged by pressure, stretching, or cutting. Often, damaged nerves can be repaired, either by suturing two ends back together, or, if a piece is missing or badly damaged, by using a nerve graft to fill a gap. After surgical repair of the nerves, the fibers can begin to heal and re-grow. This process can take weeks to months, and proper follow up and hand therapy is generally necessary to ensure acceptable results.