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Can brachial plexus injuries be repaired a year after injury? Can neck injuries be surgically repaired several months after injury?

Can brachial plexus injuries be repaired a year after injury? Can neck injuries be surgically repaired several months after injury?

No: Generally, injuries to nerves or the spinal cord are more amenable to repair when the intervention occurs very soon after the injury. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Can splint help a brachial plexus injury?

Can splint help a brachial plexus injury?

Yes: When of the methods to treat brachial plexus injury is to use splints to avoid contractures. ...Read more

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Could spiral cord injury ever be fixed?

Could spiral cord injury ever be fixed?

Not yet: The spinal cord is highly organized, contained cells, nerve fibers, blood vessels, and supporting cells. Restoring it to its original state is not possible at this time. It has extra capacity, so if enough of it is intact and functional, taking any residual pressure off of it may lead to improvement and some recovery. If the injury is complete (no function below the injury), recovery is unlikely. ...Read more

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Can a brachial plexus injury also affect your breathing?

Can a brachial plexus injury also affect your breathing?

Yes: When there is damage to higher brachial plexuses (involving cervical 4 part of spinal cord), it can cause see-saw breathing from the involvement of one or both sides of the diaphragm; if there is pneumothorax (air leak) because of rupture of pleura (lung cover) from the fracture of collar bone (clavicle), it can cause of severe pain and respiratory difficulty (can be life threatening), also. ...Read more

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Can a radial lateral meniscus be repaired?

Can a radial lateral meniscus be repaired?

Yes.: It can be repaired if the tear is in a repairable zone. If it's not repairable, then it may have to be trimmed out. ...Read more

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Can the paraspinal muscles be repaired if they tore? Who could evaluate, treat, diagnose a paraspinal tear? Can muscles pulled from neck be repaired?

Can the paraspinal muscles be repaired if they tore? Who could evaluate, treat, diagnose a paraspinal tear? Can muscles pulled from neck be repaired?

No, not Realy: Paraspinal muscles have good blood supply and may be expected to heal when the injury is supported. Ligaments can also be injured when muscles tear, and they do not heal easily. Prolotherapy is a technique to stabilize them. The issue is not repair, but how to maximize healing. A physiatrist who specializes in spine can diagnose and treat these injuries. ...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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Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Fairly common: Only cases that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment, are candidates for surgical ligament reconstruction. ...Read more

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Could massage help a brachial plexus injury?

Could massage help a brachial plexus injury?

Possibly: But the results will be short-lived. However if you have scar tissue developing there, maybe scar mobilization exercises might help. Suggest seeing a sports medicine trained Physical Medicine & Rehab Doctor that can help you with your recovery from this. ...Read more

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Chronic whiplash injury and luq has malfunctioned. Brachial plexus triggers nerve symptoms but nerves not injured. Starting rehab. Healing possible?

Chronic whiplash injury and luq has malfunctioned.  Brachial plexus triggers nerve  symptoms but nerves not injured. Starting rehab. Healing possible?

Get diagnosis first: Be efficient, and get answers as to why your injury did not fully heal. Not uncommon is an injury to the brachial plexus from shoulder strap, with eventual scarring, called thoracic outlet syndrome. Therapy does help, but is a specific approach, such as felderkreis work. Both EMG and ultrasound studies could pin down precise mechanism. If you have tos, about 85% success with conservative rx. ...Read more

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Could rotator cuff sprain be permanent?

Could rotator cuff sprain be permanent?

? Sprain: If you have injured your rotator cuff over time or w/ one episode of trauma you may have 'strained' or irritated the rot cuff.These generally will get better w/time. If, however, you tore or partially tore the rot. Cuff this may not improve completely and may require surgery. A good exam and quality MRI scan can differentiate between the two. See an ors w/ specialty training in shoulder surg. Gl! ...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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Can MRI distinguish between a cervical radiculopathy & a brachial plexus injury?

Can MRI distinguish between a cervical radiculopathy & a brachial plexus injury?

Yes: First MRI of c-spine to r/o disc disease. If brachial plexus injury a possibility an MRI of the brachial plexus can be obtained. ...Read more

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Can a old injury from a strained ligament cause your patella to be tilted laterally?

Can a old injury from a strained ligament cause your patella to be tilted laterally?

Yes: One component that can affect the patella tracking down the middle of what is known as the trochee at groove in the femur is the balance of the medial and lateral Ligaments that attach to the patella. So if the medial ligaments have been injured and did not heal correctly, it may cause an abnormality in patellar alignment and tracking. ...Read more

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What is paralysis plexus brachialis? How can it be healed?

What is paralysis plexus brachialis? How can it be healed?

Let me clarify: Are you asking about problems with the brachial plexus. There are many post-traumatic injuries including avulsion of nerve roots. If plexus is pathologically compressed, one could consider surgical decompression. Since the real question is extent and cause of problem, therapy differs. Would a Concierge visit provide adequate direction? ...Read more

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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

Dr. James Cummings
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Brachial Plexus Nerve Injury (Definition)

A condition that affects the nerves traveling from the spinal cord to the hand, arm, and shoulder, resulting in limb ...Read more