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Dr. Jeremy Bland

Neuromuscular Medicine
United Kingdom
41 years experience

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Neuromuscular Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
-ve EMG is OK: EMG/NCS have quite a significant false negative rate for ulnar neuropathy at the elbow so the diagnosis remains possible but it could be argued that i... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
Get a diagnosis: The first question here has to be what it is. Common causes of hand pain are carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), tenosynovitis, and various forms of arthrit... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
77% good results: Dr Coats is absolutely right that when the right operation is done in the right patient the results are usually excellent but that is not real life. W... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
No: 'RSI' is not a true diagnosis but a portmanteau term for any problem thought to be due to over-use of a limb. It covers a wide variety of real diagnos... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
Unknown: Three interestingly definite answers from my colleagues there. I know of no scientific studies of the question so the real answer is that we don't kno... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
A compressed nerve: A syndrome is group of symptoms and signs which form a recognisable pattern and which may have more than one cause. In the case of CTS however the cla... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
Yes: You can use Phalen's test yourself (youtube it), test for two-point discrimination with a pair of dividers, and complete the symptom questionnaire at ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
Yes: I am regularly referred patients for EMG from primary care as ?carpal tunnel syndrome who turn out to have cubital tunnel syndrome so clearly the answ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
Nerve disease: It't just a technical generic term for any disease affecting the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Peripheral neuropathy can be of many differ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
See a doctor: This illustrates well that, although textbooks tell you that CTS improves after delivery of the baby in 'most' cases, 'most' is not all, and in fact p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
No: CTS is less common in people who type all day than in manual workers, suggesting that typing is not a major risk factor for CTS
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
It's always possible: It is impossible to 'exclude' a diagnosis - and even if you don't have ALS now you could still start to develop it next week. Having said that, if you... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
Unproven: There is only one fairly high quality RCT demonstrating a positive effect from acupuncture (with a follow-up study by the same authors (Yang et al 200... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
It depends!: If you are talking about the same hand for a second time then true recurrences tend to occur 10-20 years after the original surgery and are quite rare... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Bland
41 years experience
Not very much: The key issue is how much neurological damage it is causing by compressing nerve structures. That depends as much on exactly where it has occurred as ... Read More

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Medical/Graduate school

University of Manchester Faculty of Medicine, England
Graduated 1981MD
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