Great strides have been made in recent years, according to the study, to help patients with nerve injuries see marked functional outcomes.
Once a nerve has been cut from a muscle, it has to be reinnervated within 18 months before the muscle atrophies. Performing nerve reconstruction surgery before six months after a nerve has been severed has proven successful for many patients.
The JAAOS study also provides techniques for nerve transfer and lets physicians know which have been most beneficial to patients.
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Hospital for Special Surgery: Nerve Transfer Surgeries for Early Referrals can be SuccessfulWritten by Heather Linder | August 02, 2012
A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery aims to educate healthcare providers about nerve transfer surgery and the success of early referrals.
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