John M. Lavelle. Response. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2010;110(4):224–225. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2010.110.4.224.
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There is only slight damage to the nerve with transient loss of conductivity, particularly in its motor fibers. Wallerian degeneration (breakdown of the myelin sheaths into lipid material and fragmentation of the neurofibrils) does not ensue and complete recovery may be expected within a few days or weeks.
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