Nerve Injuries Katy TX
Nerves are the electrical wiring that send messages to and from the brain. The two primary functions of nerves are to provide sensation and cause muscles to contract and move. Nerve injuries of the upper extremity, whether by sharp laceration, compression, or other injury, can cause numbness and weakness of the hand. If you are experiencing numbness or weakness that you think may be related to a nerve injury, please contact our office at 832-232-HAND (4263) to be evaluated by one of our hand specialists.
Nerves that have been completely lacerated do not heal on their own. In fact, some injured nerves form very painful scar called a neuroma, which can be severely debilitating. For these reasons, complete nerve lacerations require microscopic surgical repair. Using the latest in advanced microsurgical techniques, Dr. Das and Dr. Stephenson perform precision nerve repair to facilitate the best chance for nerve recovery and regeneration.
Nerve compression is the most common nerve injury seen by hand surgeons and is the cause for carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome. Chronic pressure on a nerve chokes its blood supply and impairs both the strength and speed of the electrical messages that nerves send to and from the brain. This leads to the tingling, numbness, and weakness that patients experience with this type of nerve injury. At The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy, our hand specialists provide multiple options for addressing carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome. To learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome treatment in Katy, click here.