Nerve Injury during surgery (%)

x2-4 Million cases/yr (US). Incidence up to 70%. Majority is unavoidable non-transection injury (Stretch, thermal injury, toxins, crush, ischaemia)

Examples include: 

  • hand weakness and sensory loss/pain after hand surgery, 

  • facial palsy after facial surgery, 

  • voice weakness after thyroid surgery, 

  • muscle weakness and pain after spine surgery, 

  • erectile dysfunction after prostate surgery, 

  • Sensory loss/Pain after hernia surgery