What is Nerve Grafting?
Nerve grafts are used if a patient suffers from a nerve injury which leads to total loss of muscle function or feeling. A nerve graft is a surgical procedure that replaces or bridges a damaged part of the nerve by a segment of the unrelated nerve. The donor nerve acts as a pathway through which axons may reach the targeted area. Nerves that are considered expendable or much less significant than the restoration feature are chosen for grafts. Nerves used for grafting include the sural nerve in the leg that gives the foot a sensation and the medial antebrachial skin tissue that gives a feel to the internal shoulder. The sural nerve runs from the knee to the outside of the foot down the back of the leg.
What are the symptoms for Nerve Grafting?
- Bladder dysfunction
Evaluations for Nerve Grafting
- Blood tests
- CT scan
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Neurological examination
Treatment for Nerve Grafting
The sural nerve, the superficial radial sensory nerve and the medial antabrachial cutaneous nerve form the common donor nerves. The severe nerve is exposed during a graft repair surgery. Also the donor nerve is exposed and an adequate part can be removed. The surgeon uses microsurgical techniques to re-connect the severe nerve with the graft in location. If the stump of the nerve is much larger than the material in the graft, two or more sections of the graft may be sewn side by side in place.
Cost of investigations would generally range between USD 600 – USD 750
Cost of procedure would generally be as below:
|Hospital||City||Cost of Procedure|
|Artemis Hospital||Gurugram||USD 4800|
|Jaypee Hospital||Greater Noida||USD 5500|
|BLK Super Speciality Hospital||New Delhi||USD 5200|
|Indraprastha Apollo Hospital||New Delhi||USD 5400|
|W Pratiksha Hospital||Gurugram||USD 4400|
|Sharda Hospital||Noida||USD 4000|
|Max Hospital||Gurugram||USD 4200|