Nerve lesions cause functional impotence to the innervated segment (hand, foot). They are the result of household accidents, work, roadand may be associated with injuries of other anatomical structures (muscles, tendons, vessels). The repair of nerve damage is absolutely necessary and should be performed in the shortest time as determine if the upper limb such as the inability to use the hand in daily activities.
Nerve suture is under the microscope operator or by loops and require special microsurgical instruments.
After surgery the hand is immobilized in a plaster splint for 3 weeks.
Resumption movement is gradual, in a recovery program that includes: gymnastics recovery electrotherapy, physiotherapy.
Recovery of function depends on several factors: the mechanism by which the injury occurred, injury, patient age, associated injuries.
Nerve regeneration speed is 1 mm / day in young people, its significantly lower after 35 years.
There are a number of tests which assess the degree of sensor yand motor function recovery of injured nerve. If the result is not satisfactory you can recorse to another surgery (neuroliza- remove scar tissue around the nerve).