Hand & Wrist Broken Bones & Injuries
Nerves are fragile, and can be damaged by pressure stretching, and cutting injuries. This can prevent the nerve from conveying signals to the brain, resulting in a loss of feeling in the affected area. If the nerve is severely damaged and not fixed, the growing nerve fibres can develop into a painful nerve scar (or neuroma).
Surgical treatment can involve reattaching the ends of the damaged nerve’s coating, or can involve grafting an undamaged nerve from another part of the body to replace the damaged one. This can result in loss of feeling in the donor part of the body.