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Does A Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Help With Recovering From A Pcl Injury
There's no conclusive evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy — which involves breathing pure oxygen in a special pressurized chamber — improves the outcome of stroke: Some researchers theorize that increasing the supply of oxygen to the parts of the brain affected by stroke may reduce the extent of irreversible damage. But this has not been proved. Too few people have been studied to say whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy decreases the chance of dying or if it offers other benefits, such as improving the ability to perform everyday tasks. Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been found useful in the treatment of a number of conditions — such as decompression sickness and carbon monoxide poisoning — more research is needed to evaluate what, if any, role it plays in stroke treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Texas researchers have found that patients with long-standing but stable traumatic brain injury (tbi) show a general improvement in speech, memory and attention after undergoing a series of hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments. Dr. Paul harch and colleagues presented their findings in seattle at the undersea and hyperbaric medical society annual scientific meeting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Brain cells do have a remarkable ability to recover. They can go into a shock state following hypoxia. With good support and good therapy many may recover and return to near normal function. Many may die. The outcome is hard to predict, but full effort is justified. At some point it will become obvious the degree of damage that has been done for which no recovery is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will physical therapy help an water polo athlete recover from a severly loose and weakened shoulder from repeated shoulder subluxation?
Pt hit in eye with a firework, sustained a thermal injury to his anterior eye. He now has a severe deficit of limbal stem cells with min vision. Help!
Eye injury: i would have him see the on call ophthalmologist today. That would be my recommendation. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends on severity: This answer to too long for this forum. Depending on the deficits it is all about activities of daily living first and promoting independence. Continued pt/ot/speech therapy if needed. Be aware of stimulus levels because this can overwhelm someone with tbi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.
What activities would be recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury to gain back functionality?
Physical and mental: Most doctors recommend moderate physical activity to aid in healing, coupled with mental activities tailored to your injury. Physical and occupational therapists usually assist with this. However, it is important to stop as soon as you feel fatigued. And if you haven't already, see someone in a clinic that specializes in treating traumatic brain injury. ...Read more
Doctors! what activities would be recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?
Exercise the brain: The brain is capable of far more plasticity than was ever thought possible. The key is persistent work at tasks that are difficult. If an arm is not working well, repeated practice will allow other parts of the brain to assume function and make the arm function better. This takes time and lots of heard work. If the therapy is easy, the chances are that it is not going to help. ...Read more
Would someone in an induced coma recovering from severe sepsis with no brain damage & are able to breath without assistant of machinery be on the mend?
Sounds like it: The object of medically induced 'coma' is to lessen the stress of treatment for severe sepsis. 'Bringing the patient back' from this experience requires trained and very attentive professionals, and it sounds like that is happening. So with recovery of brain, lung, and presumably heart and GI function, likely to be 'on the mend'. ...Read more
Can someone recover from a pulmonary hemorrhage with Staph infection?Currently hooked up to breathing tube to help him breath. Any hope in recovering
How often does conservative treatment of a sesamoid fracture lead to full recovery? Enough to participate in athletics, distance running, etc?
Open Sesame!: Before arriving at the diagnosis of a fractured sesamoid, it is always wise to x-ray the other foot and examine the sesamoids there. These little sesame shapped bones can be in two, three and even more pieces, normally. Having said that, the earlier treatment begins as well as the less weight bearing, the better the chances of a heal. The chances of resolution are so so but not great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid it now: Your characteristic term implies loss of balance and incoordination. Do not risk falling from an exercise machine, you do not need new injury. Instead work with physical therapist and gradually rehab and gain better function. Perhaps in a few months you can return to your exercise machines. ...Read more
I'm 20 years old and dislocated my shoulder swimming. Mri indicates a bankart tear of the labrum. Is surgery necessary for me to return to weightliftg?
I had a severe sprain which was a complete tear of my ATFL ligament along with damage to the CFL. I'm immobilized but unstable. Will stability return?
Ankle sprains: You are describing an ankle sprain with 2 of the 3 ropes that hold your bones together (ligaments) on the outside of ankle torn. (Get xray if bones hurt). For first sprains, most people do well with rest, ice, elevation and gentle range of motion activity. Later, exercises often strengthen the supporting muscles and can help. If the ankle remains unstable make sure to see an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
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