Pediatric Traumatic Nerve Injury

Pediatric Traumatic Nerve Injury

Pediatric Traumatic Nerve Injury

Traumatic nerve injury has a number of potential causes, including compression or electrical injury.

What is Pediatric Traumatic Nerve Injury ?

Traumatic nerve injury can cause numbness or weakness, impacting a child’s ability to move and interact with the world around them. Some types of traumatic nerve injury heal on their own, while others require treatment.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Traumatic Nerve Injury ?

The symptoms of a traumatic nerve injury depend on the nerve that was impacted, and include:

  • Numbness
  • Paralysis
  • Tingling or burning sensation
  • Weakness

What are the causes of Pediatric Traumatic Nerve Injury ?

Traumatic injury to the nerves can be caused by:

  • Compression
  • Electrical injury
  • Focal contusion (gunshot wound)
  • Laceration
  • Stretch/traction injury