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What are the symptoms of neurogenic atrophy in thenar muscle from nerve injury?

What are the symptoms of neurogenic atrophy in thenar muscle from nerve injury?

Thenar atrophy: Thenar muscle weakness results in thumb abduction weakness. This movement is holding the thumb straight up when the back of your hand is turned down (not shown in the picture). It should be able to overcome some resistance to adopt this position. You may also see a dimple in the muscle area at the base of your thumb. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Is cerebellar ataxia a result of severe head injury?

Is cerebellar ataxia a result of severe head injury?

It can be: Cerebellar ataxia is a description of examination. Causes can be congenital, degenerative, caused by chronic damage from alcohol or dilantin, or associated with structural defects of the cerebellum. It can also be an indication of cerebellar tumor. Many patients following head injury recover with poor coordination and ataxia due to damage to the deep structures of the brain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brachial plexus nerve damage ?

What are the symptoms of brachial plexus nerve damage ?

It varies. : Symptoms can include severe pain, numbness, or weakness in the affected arm and shoulder. Make an appointment to see your physician if you're concerned. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of the upper motor neuron lesion (cortex, internal capsule, brainstem, spinal cord) ?

What are the symptoms and signs of the upper motor neuron lesion (cortex, internal capsule, brainstem, spinal cord) ?

Variable, but: Typical results of a stroke affecting brainstem and rostral structures, could see focal weakness over unilateral arm and leg, with possible problem with speech. Spinal cord smaller area and maybe both legs and less commonly unilateral arm and leg. ...Read more

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Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain. Recent diagnosis of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Changes of recovering?

Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain.  Recent diagnosis  of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement.  Changes of recovering?

Minimal: It seems you had enough time for spontaneous recovery. I would seek surgical correction of the rib to remove any pressure on the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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Age 23. Coma patient. Diffused axonal injury. Intraventricular hemmorhage. Bleeding in frontal lobe. Chances of survival? Any possible impairment?

Age 23. Coma patient. Diffused axonal injury. Intraventricular hemmorhage. Bleeding in frontal lobe. Chances of survival?  Any possible impairment?

Not good : Sorry about this one, but there will be a suboptimal outcome at best. Survival may be issue, talk to your doctors, and perhaps an eeg can guide decisions, but hard to predict outcome of comas. Sounds like a profound traumatic event, and since young and severe, have a family conference with the treatment team, and get all your questions answered. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with brachial plexus injury?

What are the symptoms associated with brachial plexus injury?

Pain, numb, weak: A brachial plexus injury is a nerve injury. Resulting symptoms can include nerve pain (typically a burning sensation), numbness, tingling and weakness of the upper extremity. Fortunately, most brachial plexus injuries heal simply with time, in a matter of hours to months, depending on severity. Treatment of your symptoms can be directed by your physician. ...Read more

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Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

No, trauma does not : Cause ms. Rather it is a disease in those who possess a genetic susceptibility, brought to clinical attention by environmental causes, and this sequence evolves into an autoimmune process. Injury may seem to worsen ms, but this represents an additive damage, not a cause. ...Read more

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Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?

Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?

It can be: Sensorimotor peripheral neuropathies have many types and various causes. Some of them can be disabling, even long term in some cases. A thorough search will have to include blood tests and urine tests. In some cases spinal tab (lumbar puncture) can be necessary. In delineating the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ischaemia?

Symptoms of ischaemia?

Pain: Depends on the organ which is ischemic and degree of ischemia. Brain- TIA or stroke heart angina or heart attack kidney - failure or hypertension limbs claudication or rest pain or gangrene. ...Read more

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What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

What are the features of a "mild" brain injury?

Erroneous assumption: The concept of "minor" brain injury is misplaced. All brain injury is serious. Exact need for rehabilitation recommendations depends on type of injury, extent of disability and patient's pre-existing level of function. ...Read more

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Multiple suggestive MR signs of pseudotumor cerebri, including partially empty sella along mild ectatic dilatation of the optic nerves' sheaths means?

Multiple suggestive MR signs of pseudotumor cerebri, including partially empty sella along mild ectatic dilatation of the optic nerves' sheaths means?

Specific syndrome: Pseudotumor cerebri with/without empty sella is a specific syndrome, which should be assessed with your MRI ordering physician. Please discuss this with your care team to have follow up with respect to following your clinical course including vision. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of brain injuries?

What are typical symptoms of brain injuries?

Multiple: Headache, dizziness, memory loss, confusion, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting. There are a few others but these are the most common. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain injury.?

Describe the features of a brain injury.?

Brain injury: Organic brain injury is not a disease in itself. Instead, this term refers to any number of conditions that frequently lead to decreased mental functioning, usually trauma, but causes may include infection (meningitis), poisons (carbon monoxide), tumors. With the iraqi and afghanistan wars there has been a dramatic increase in closed head injury with resulting brain injury. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

What are symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Post consustion syn: The symptoms include impaired memory, confusion, poor judgment, aggression, impulse control issues, depression, anxiety, suicidal feeling, and parkinsonism. Symptoms often begin many years after the last brain trauma. The end stage is progressive dementia. ...Read more

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Does degree of pain or motor weakness from radiculopathy correlate with the size of the herniation?

Does degree of pain or motor weakness from radiculopathy correlate with the size of the herniation?

In general : In general the larger the herniation the more severe the symptoms, but this is not always the case. Every once in a whole we see a very large but relatively asymptomatic herniation, and sometimes a much smaller herniation with significant symptoms. Also 'far lateral' discs tend to be very painful even though they may sometimes be smaller relatively. ...Read more

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Which type of neurological disease causes brain deterioration?

Which type of neurological disease causes brain deterioration?

Brain disease: Everything from genetic disorders and trauma to strokes and neurodegenerative diseases. ...Read more

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Knee mri: focal thickening and increased signal intensity of ileotibial tract near tibial attachment, favor chronic injury. Can you explain?

Knee mri:
focal thickening and increased signal intensity of ileotibial tract near tibial attachment, favor chronic injury.
Can you explain?

MRI: This means there is a chronic injury happening at the insertion of the it band. The location (insertion point) is a common site for chronic rather than acute injury. Discuss with your orthopedist/physical therapist on a treatment plan. ...Read more