Nerve Injuries

Nerves are the body’s electrical wiring system. Motor nerves send signals from the brain to tell the body to move. Sensory nerves carry signals about sensations, such as pain and temperature, to the brain.

Nerve damage in the arms and hands may prevent movement and function. Nerve damage can be the result of a cut, fracture or crush injuries. Signs your child may have nerve damage include:

  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Pins and needles feeling

Nerve injuries can involve surgical reconstruction and/or therapy.