What is Peripheral Nerve Surgery


Peripheral nerve surgery is used to improve function and minimize pain and disability in people with peripheral nerve disorders, such as acute nerve injuries, entrapment neuropathies, and nerve sheath tumors. It involves rerouting healthy nerves to take over the function of the nerves affected by your injury, disease, or condition.

The peripheral nerves link the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body. Peripheral nerve disorders can disrupt messages from the brain to the rest of the body and can affect one nerve or many nerves.

Surgical treatment and rehabilitation for peripheral nerve injuries involves a team which may include:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Orthopedic surgeon
  • Neurologists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical therapists

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