Nerve Repair


  • Numbness or pins and needles beyond where the nerve is cut
  • The fingers and thumb of the hand may stop moving if the cut is on your wrist or higher
  • You may notice the absence of sweating of your finger or hand
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  • If the nerve damage is picked up quickly the nerve may be repaired surgically
  • If the nerve repair is picked up late you may need a nerve graft to repair the nerve

After Care

  • No exercise for 48 hours
  • Leave your dressings dry and intact until you return to clinic
  • If you shower keep the hand and arm above the level of the shoulder out of the water
  • Take simple over the counter pain relief like Paracetamol or Nurofen for 48 hours or more for any discomfort
  • No driving until you are taken out of splint at 3 weeks
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