Peripheral Nerve Surgery
What Is Peripheral Nerve Surgery?
Peripheral nerves transmit sensory information, including touch, pain and temperature, into the central nervous system, located in the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nerves control the muscles, allowing you to perform voluntary actions, such as speaking, eating, writing, typing and playing sports.
Damage to peripheral nerves can result in a change or loss of sensation, weakness or paralysis. The change in sensation and strength depends on which peripheral nerve(s) are involved as well as the type and location of peripheral nerve problem. Peripheral nerve surgery may be recommended to treat a variety of peripheral nerve problems as well as other neurological conditions, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Thoracic outlet
- Supinator and pronator teres syndromes
- Meralgia paresthetica
- Peripheral nerve tumors
- Ganglian cysts
- Traumatic peripheral nerve injuries
- Neuropathic and myopathic diseases