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Doctor insights on: Radial Nerve Injury

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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How do you treat radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

How do you treat radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

Waiting: Most nerve injuries related to supracondylar fractures recover with time and are related to stretch injuries at the time of injury. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

See below: Once the fracture is treated the usual management of a radial nerve injury would be one of waiting. The nerve could have been damaged by the fracture, or could be compressed by swelling of the tissues around the fracture site. Talk with your orthopedic surgeon and see if nsaids might be a good option, or if other therapy is indicated. ...Read more

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Is it common to receive electrotherapy for radial or median nerve injury?

Is it common to receive electrotherapy for radial or median nerve injury?

Yes: It is not uncommon to use electortherapy for the condition you stated. However, how effective it will be is another debate. Medicare has recently stated that they will not cover treatment with tens (electrical stimulation), due to lack sufficient data to show benefit. ...Read more

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Could radial nerve damage be repaired 100%?

Could radial nerve damage be repaired 100%?

It depends: It depends somewhat on the degree of the damage. Mild issues often resolve with time. More serious damage may improve but not completely resolve. Sometimes, there is no improvement. ...Read more

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I have radial nerve damage in forearm the doc is telling me i might be at mmi! they haven't done anything but tell me to rest. 7mths of pain?

I have radial nerve damage in forearm the doc is telling me i might be at mmi! they haven't done anything but tell me to rest. 7mths of pain?

Depends on damage: It all depends of the extent of the nerve damage. An emg/ncs (electromyography/ nerve conduction study) and other imaging studies along with physical examination can help assess the severity of the injury and a prognosis. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage due to a chinsaw laceration of themedian and radial nerve. Are there suppliments i can take to help speed the healing proess?

Nothing: Save your money. There is no good evidence that any supplements speed healing. If you are had a chain saw injury and are older than a teenager, you will never fully recover. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my left wrist and hand. Could it be radial nerve damage?

I have severe pain in my left wrist and hand. Could it be radial nerve damage?

Where in the wrist: This depends on the distribution of the pain - we need to know where the pain is located. Your physician can help access where the pain is and what causes it. It could be many different things beyond radial nerve such as arthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more