Nerve Injury Surgery Perth
Nerve injuries are a common condition when dealing with trauma to the hand and upper limb.
Dr Stewart has significant expertise in microscopic repair of minor and major nerves in the upper limb including digital nerves as well as major nerves such as the median and ulnar nerves. In the case of high nerve injuries, you may benefit from nerve transfer surgery.
Nerve Repair Surgery
Why people choose to have nerve repair surgery?
- Restore lost function – muscle and sensation
- Decrease pain
- Decrease the risk of infection or complications such as neuroma
- Decrease the time to return to work
If you’ve sustained a nerve injury and wish to discuss your treatment options, please make an appointment to see Dr Stewart and his team today.
Taking care of yourself after surgery
As each injury is unique, Dr Stewart will create a personalised post-operative care plan for you to ensure you get the best result from your surgery. Please note that hand therapy is an integral part of the recovery process, so please follow your set guidelines carefully. Scar tissue within the hand will cause problems with stiffness and reduced mobility, which will take 6 months to resolve with ongoing therapy.
Please remember to be patient and follow your care instructions closely to ensure a successful recovery.