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Dr. Adam Levy
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Nerve Transplant (Overview)

Usually these r done using a piece on a nerve yu not need and harvested from u and used 2 bridge a gap between severed ends of a nerve to large 2 repair end to end. As opposed to a transposition where your nerve is move to a new location near by as in ulnr nerve transposition.


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Optic nerve crushed, optic nerve transplant?

Optic nerve crushed, optic nerve transplant?

No recourse: A crushed optic nerve (how did this happen to you?) causes permanent changes which will alter the vision sometimes severely. There is currently no treatment known for this and a transplant is not possible. A discussion with a neuro-ophthalmologist would be helpful in this situation. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
7 doctors shared insights

Nerve Transplant (Overview)

Usually these r done using a piece on a nerve yu not need and harvested from u and used 2 bridge a gap between severed ends of a nerve to large 2 repair end to end. As opposed to a transposition where your nerve is move to a new location near by as in ulnr nerve transposition.


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Is there an optic nerve transplant?

Is there an optic nerve transplant?

Not at this time: It is not yet possible to transplant the optic nerve or eye. Research was done in the 1990s in this area, but there have been no positive results to date. It doesn't appear that this will be possible in the near future, either. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an X-ray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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Any information about eye transplantation ? Optic nerve damage .... Could transplantation help

Any information about eye transplantation ? Optic nerve damage .... Could transplantation help

No: Eye transplants usually refer to corneal transplants. Cornea is the clear part in front of the eye and if damaged can become opaque and replaced by corneal transplants. ...Read more

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Can stem cells injection cure optic nerve atrophy?

Can stem cells injection cure optic nerve atrophy?

Not yet.: While there is a lot of interest in using stem cells to regenerate injured brain, spinal cord, and eye disease, so far, these are all experimental and unproven. ...Read more

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Vagus nerve stimulator implant follow up?

Vagus nerve stimulator implant follow up?

Please resubmit: Can you please be more specific with your question? It's not clear if you are asking whether you need a followup, or with whom, or have other questions. Please contact the doctor who implanted the stimulator if you have specific questions about your procedure, and YES, you need followup afterwards. ...Read more

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What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

Usually divided: There are several neural inputs to the orthotopic kidney (in its natural position) that travel along with the blood vessels. However, these are divided when the kidney is removed for transplant and not re-attached. Usually there is little sensatoin/pain with a transplant kidney. However, overlying tissues such as peritoneum in the recipient can cause pain during certain diseases. ...Read more

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What are complications post- bone marrow transplant?

What are complications post- bone marrow transplant?

Many!: Risks are lower if you had your own cells (autologous) or a twin's cells (syngeneic), and higher if you had someone else's (allogeneic). There are short-term and long-term risks. Risks include graft vs host disease, infections (some fatal), liver problems, bleeding, cataracts, infertility, heart damage, lung damage, kidney damage, and others. ...Read more

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Nerve damage after recent dental implants (Inferior Alveolar Nerve)?

Nerve damage after recent dental implants (Inferior Alveolar Nerve)?

Question ?: If you have damage, see the Surgeon. Sometimes this can be helped by removing the implant if it is impinging on the nerve or the proximal space. Sometimes it is inflammation and can be resolved with time and medication. See the Oral Surgeon and get a CT scan to evaluate. It is a risk and occasionally happens, but most often is resolved. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Where to repair alveolar nerve injury?

Where to repair alveolar nerve injury?

Quite difficult: The majority of injuries result in transient sensory disturbance but, in some cases, permanent abnormal sensation (paræsthesia), reduced sensation (hypoæsthesia) or, even worse, some form of unpleasant abnormal sensation (dysæsthesia) can occur.The spontaneous recovery rate for nerve injuries related to lower wisdom tooth (3rd molar) removal is quite variable ranging from 50% - 100%.Rarely. ...Read more

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After doing kidney transplant how does the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

After doing kidney transplant how does the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

Usually: No functional nerve supply is established immediately after transplant. That is why transplanted kidneys that are infected often do not hurt. Anatomical regrowth of nerves can happen over time. ...Read more

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After doing kidney transplant how is the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

After doing kidney transplant how is the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

It isn't: There is no inner action on the transplanted kidney. It doesn't need one. It is a complex filtering system that doesn't require input from your brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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Nerve transplants possible in the next 10 years?

Nerve transplants possible in the next 10 years?

Nerve transplants: Yes quite possible. The biggest issue is coverage. Right now where we are heading is toward rationed care, expensive services will be restricted. If transplants are expensive and successful in less than 50% of cases they will likely not be covered. Pt will be needed after and this is already being restricted under obamacare to 24 sessions unless a new problem arises. ...Read more

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Each peripheral nerve provides what innervation to peripheral structures.?

Each peripheral nerve provides what innervation to peripheral structures.?

Good question: I wish I could remember. When I have a question about that, I get out my old anatomy book from med school and look it up. The book is 1100 pages long. I refer to it frequently when I want to relearn what peripheral nerve innervates what structure. For laypeople I recommend Frank Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy. It's available from Amazon. ...Read more

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Can a spinal cord stimulator cause pinched nerve ?

Can a spinal cord stimulator cause pinched nerve ?

If: Placed correctly should help with pinched nerve, sometimes they migrate (leads) go have them checked. ...Read more

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What is involved in bone marrow transplant surgery?

Bone marrow transpla: Bone marrow transplant is a procedure that hematologist/oncologists do for certain indication- for instance- in blood cancer like acute leukemia after remission from chemotherapy, or for certain cases of lymphomas, multiple myelomas- etc. It is not a surgery.Please read from this booklet : http://www.Lls.Org/#/resourcecenter/freeeducationmaterials/treatment/bloodmarrowstemcelltransplant. ...Read more

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Are there nerve transplant procedures for trauma patients?

Yes but slow healing: Yes there are. If a nerve is damaged, it is sometimes possible to replace part of it with a nerve from another area. This is called a cable graft. Nerves are very slow to heal, so it takes quite a bit of time to see results, and the function is never as good as the original. Plus, the area used to donate the nerve then lacks some function. ...Read more

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Is nerve injury the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

Is nerve injury the same as nerve damage or spinal cord damage?

Possibly: Nerve injury implies some kind of damage to the nerve itself. While spinal cord and nerves are both nervous tissue, nerves typically are structures that have branched outside the spinal cord. Injury to the sciatic nerve, for example, is not considered a spinal cord injury. They are very different structures. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...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