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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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