Nerve Repair (peripheral nerve disorders)

Nerve Repair
Direct nerve repair before (above)
and after (below) suture.

When nerves are cut or torn apart with trauma, they need to be reattached so that recovery can occur. Using a microscope, the nerve ends are re-attached with very fine sutures, which are difficult to see without the microscope.

The nerve and its sub-compartments (fascicles) are attached in proper orientation based on anatomical features. Sometimes a dab of fibrin glue is also used to seal this repair. It is important that there is no tension.

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