Nerve transfer operation

Patient

Q: If I would to have a nerve transfer operation , will I be able to run again or brisk walk? If so how long will the recovery time be?

Doctor

A:   From my knowledge of the nerve transfer surgery, they work better for nerve damage in the upper extremity of the body rather than the lower. Since this is still a very new process more research is being done. Usually with any surgery nothing is a guarantee and recovery times vary in every individual.

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