After this, we would recommend that you take a further two weeks off work to recover. Alternatively, a cross facial nerve graft can be used to re-power muscles that have very recently been paralysed, but still show evidence that they have the potential to work. On the healthy side of the face a cut is made to allow exploration of the nerve branches. The mean duration of facial palsy was 10. If your job involves heavy exertion, you should take a total of one month off work. The second involves bringing a muscle from elsewhere in the body and connecting it to the end of the cross facial nerve graft that lies on the paralysed side of the face.
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In general the risks of any operation relate both to the anaesthetic and to the operation itself. For this procedure to be possible, a nerve must be taken from elsewhere in the body to act as a nerve graft. Advice will be given on which medications to stop before surgery.