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Rate of nerve regeneration?
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Rate of nerve regeneration?


  I am hoping you can provide some information as to how quickly or slowly nerves regenerate.  I have heard "one inch per month" and also "one inch per year".  I realize this is not an exact science, but your comments would be much appreciated.  Thank you in advance.
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Thanks for your question.  The most commonly used "number" is aproximately
one inch per month, but it is more reliable for short distances (up to 4-5
inches).  Once the distance becomes larger, the regenerating nerves will
quite often innervate an incorrect target.
I hope this information is helpful.  Best of luck.
This information is provided for general medical education purposes only.
Please consult your doctor regarding diagnostic and treatment options.





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