Nerve Transfer Surgery Great News for Nerve Injury Patients

August 9, 2012

Nerve injuries can occur from an number of accidents, be it a fall from a great distance, a car crash, or even wrecking on a bike.  And since nerves only heal at a millimeter per day, it can be extremely hard to recover from such an injury. But recently doctors have advanced a new treatment, where they move redundant, unused nerves to replace or repair nerves controlling critically damaged or injured areas.  Dubbed ‘Nerve Transfer,’ this surgery allows doctors to effectively rewire their patients who would otherwise have lost nerve function from the injuries.  However, the surgery may be unsuccessful if too long has passed between their accident and the treatment, so it is imperative that victims be informed of this potential treatment before its too late.