There are three main types of nerves in the body:
Damage to nerves in the body can be caused by any sort of physical injury or swelling, autoimmune diseases, infection or blood vessel failure surrounding the nerve.
A pinched nerve occurs when pressure is placed on a nerve usually caused by swelling from an injury or pregnancy. Pinched nerves can result in pain, numbness, weakness or potential paralysis depending on the severity of the injury.
Peripheral nerves have an inherent capacity for healing and regeneration unlike the brain and spinal cord. Even the most badly injured peripheral nerve will recover completely if repair is done at the right time.
The goal of peripheral nerve surgery is to restore your motor and sensory nerve functions with minimal pain and disability. It might be indicated in the following conditions:
Common conditions treated by peripheral nerve surgeries include
Prior to surgery or other treatment, our doctors work with each patient to diagnose the problem. Apart from a detailed clinical examination, investigative techniques such as nerve conduction studies, high resolution ultrasound and MRI may be required to pinpont the problem and to determine the most appropriate course of treatment.
Our orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and neurologists work as a team with other caregivers in the fields of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Neuroradiology and Pathology to ensure a successful surgery and fast recovery.