Seddon's classification is a scheme for describing nerve injury.
- Neurapraxia -- pressure on the affected nerve with no loss of continuity.
- Axonotmesis -- neural tube intact, but axons are disrupted. These nerves are likely to recover.
- Neurotmesis -- the neural tube is severed. These injuries are likely permanent without repair, and will likely only achieve partial recovery at best.
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