Trauma: Repair of Severed Nerve
Animation: Two views of a post-operative neuroma at site of failed nerve repair.
This animation depicts two views of a post-operative neuroma at the site of a failed nerve repair in a lacerated peroneal nerve.
The use of imaging to monitor the progress of a nerve repair may allow time to correct any problems with the initial repair.
Suture repair of nerves often provides an opportunity to recover function after severe trauma. Currently the introduction of nerve tubes for the repair of severed nerves has led to a great reduction in the length of surgical operations for nerve repair and has led to improved resutls for recovery and regrowth of severed nerves.