NERVE INJURY AND REPAIR

Nerves transmit information from the environment to the brain in the form of signals. Nerves also transmit signals from the brain to the muscles causing them to contract and allow movement. Some nerves are sensory only, some are motor only and some are a combination of both. If divided these signals are interrupted resulting in loss of function. Nerve regeneration is a very slow and delicate process but accurate early repair of the nerve is crucial.