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Brachial plexus injury how long for recovery?

Brachial plexus injury how long for recovery?

For whom?: A brachial plexus injury in an adult or in a newborn after delivery? Consider re-phrasing your question with that specified. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Advise on how long my injury should take to heal. Brachial plexus irritation?

Advise on how long my injury should take to heal. Brachial plexus irritation?

Nerve injury: Generally brachial plexus irritation will resolve with time. The more severe the nerve(s) is injured, the longer and less complete the recovery. A nerve conduction study help to determine the extent of the injury and provide a prognosis for recovery. ...Read more

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After surgery how long does it take a brachial plexus to recover?

After surgery how long does it take a brachial plexus to recover?

It varies greatly: Healing time varies with the individual, severity of the injury and the extent of the surgery. Be patient and follow your physicians plan. It is necessary to let the surgery to heal properly to avoid long term complications. Once again, follow the physicians rules, PT as directed but most of all be patient. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long would sciatic nerve injury last?

Timeline for healing: The answer to this question depends on how it was acquired. People with sciatic nerve injury from sitting on the bleachers with a toddler on their knee may have symptoms for 1-2 weeks. People with an injury from penetrating trauma may have the symptoms for a long time, possibly forever. Compression ...Read more

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How can I treat a brachial plexus injury?

How can I treat a brachial plexus injury?

Wait for healing: Most brachial plexus injuries from car or motorcycle crashes involve stretching the nerves. Although they are not usually completely torn apart, they can take a long time to heal. In some cases, they do not heal at all. You can see a neurologist, and nerve conduction studies can be performed to document recovery. ...Read more

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How long can shoulder injury last?

How long can shoulder injury last?

shoulder injury: Depends on the injury. If only strained, options include rest, ice, nsaids, and eventual rehab exercises best guided by a therapist. Sometimes a cortisone injection can be helpful if inflammation is present. This can take several months to improve with conservative treatment. If rotator cuff or labrum is torn, surgery is often needed to repair the tear. ...Read more

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How long does sciatic nerve injury generally last?

How long does sciatic nerve injury generally last?

If sciatica due to a: A disc herniation, 75% of patients are better within 2 to 12 weeks with the rest within one year except about 10% going to surgery. ...Read more

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How long should I expect pain from a costochondral dislocation?

How long should I expect pain from a costochondral dislocation?

6-8 weeks: You could apply ice to the area for 20 minutes, 3-4 times per day and if you could take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, that would be helpful. ...Read more

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How much time does a brachial plexus injury need a time for recovery after having a surgery?

How much time does a brachial plexus injury need a time for recovery after having a surgery?

Brachial plexus inju: The recovery is really based on what was done at surgery. If the surgery was neurolysis then the time is 3-6 months. If a graft was placed in the repair these take much longer, up to a year postop ...Read more

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How long does sciatic nerve injury normally last?

How long does sciatic nerve injury normally last?

Sciatiic damage: Sciatic nerve damage can occur from a number of different conditions. Most commonly disc herniations can result in damage to the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord that give rise to the sciatic nerve. Other more peripheral problems can also cause sciatic nerve injury such as piriformis syndrome. The injury can become permanent if the underlying cause is not identified and treated. ...Read more

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How long can symptoms from cubital tunnel syndrome last before it's considered permanent damage to the Ulnar nerve?

How long can symptoms from cubital tunnel syndrome last before it's considered permanent damage to the Ulnar nerve?

Ulnar nerve: It's not the duration of the symptoms, it's the severity. If there is a lot of weakness in moving the fingers together and apart for example, there is a motor deficit, and that indicates a need to be aggressive. It is handy to test this by placing a card between the fingers and ask someone to pull it out. There should be some resistance there. With weakness, the card falls out right away. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an elbow injury without surgery?

Depends.: Depends on what the problem is. Only a matter of weeks if its something like tendinitis. Or, it can take months if there is something more serious going on with the joint. ...Read more

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Around how long should swelling from a sprained ankle last?

Around how long should swelling from a sprained ankle last?

6 weeks to tx sprain: An ankle injury can involve many foot and ankle structures. Depending on how much damage there is, it may take up to 6 weeks of immobilization, rest, ice, elevation and anti inflammatory medication before the pain and swelling subside. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take to recover from a torn rotator cuff?

How long does it typically take to recover from a torn rotator cuff?

Up to Six Months: Recovery from a rotator cuff that has been repaired surgically typically takes up to 6 months. The tendon heals to bone slowly, and at 3 months, that repair interface is only 20% as strong as normal ! most surgeons start range of motion exercises right away, however delay strengthening to the 3 month time point. It takes a few months longer to truly get your strength and endurance back. ...Read more

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How soon after injury should radial head replacement be done?

Within 2 weeks: Can be accomplished within 4 weeks of the injury ,but better to perform sooner than that time frame ...Read more

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Does anyone heal with a brachial plexus injury?

Does anyone heal with a brachial plexus injury?

Yes it is possible: Mnor sprain of the nerve could heal and get back to normal. ...Read more

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How much time should a sternoclavicular joint sprain hurt after the injury?

How much time should a sternoclavicular joint sprain hurt after the injury?

Several months: Sternoclavicular joint sprains can my problematic for several months, especially if you remain active. Usually a period of rest, sometimes in a sling, for 6-8 weeks helps to decrease pain, then followed by physical therapy to strengthen the chest, back and shoulder muscles will help. The healing time from this injury can be a long process, upwards of 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Brachial Plexus Nerve Injury (Definition)

Conditions, often occurring during birth or other traumas, that affect the group of nerves traveling from the spinal cord to the hand, arm, and shoulder resulting in limb ...Read more