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Nerve Transfer Surgery for Facial Paralysis

Nerve Transfer Surgery for Facial Paralysis

In cases of facial nerve paralysis that have lasted, in general, one year or less, a nearby motor nerve can be connected to a portion of the facial nerve in order to restore movement. The most common of these procedures is called the masseter-to-facial nerve transfer. This involves the use of the nerve to the masseter muscle as a donor nerve to supply electrical input to the facial nerve in order to restore a patient’s smile. Patients usually stay in the hospital for one or two days following this procedure.

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Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.