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Extremity (Overview)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or legs or sexual organs.


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What is the definition or description of: extremity?

What is the definition or description of: extremity?

Extremity: Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or legs or sexual organs. ...Read more

Extremity (Overview)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or legs or sexual organs.


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I am experiencing severe pain in extremity.

I am experiencing  severe pain in extremity.

See doc: It is hard to tell what the cause may be without any details. Best to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe pain in extremity.

Injury? swelling?: depends on cause, just injured or spontaneous and where ? in joint , calf ? swelling or edema, ? are you a smoker, ? long drives or plain trips? [blood clots] if otc pain meds like tylenol/aleve or excedrin don't help if above not there than go to er/urgent care for test , if edema and smker get ultrasound for blood clot eval. if injury get xray ...Read more

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What could be the reasons of frequently broken nails? They always brake from the extremity (notign that they are not long)

What could be the reasons of frequently broken nails? They always brake from the extremity (notign that they are not long)

Weak nails: When nails break frequently, it usually indicates that the nail is weak. The cause of this could be genetics (family trait), frequent exposure to drying chemicals (harsh soaps, detergents) and/or water. Nutritional deficiencies can also be the culprit. ...Read more

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Whats extremity trauma?

Whats extremity trauma?

Hurt limb: Excessive force applied to one of your limbs which leads to injury. ...Read more

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Who treats extremity trauma?

We all do.: If its just a flesh wound and not serious see your doc. If its serious see your local ed. If it needs surgical repair a surgeon may do that. If bone broke or tendons loose, orthopod ( bone surgeon) fix. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: extremity trauma?

See below: Extremities refer to arms and legs. Extremity injuries simply means any damage or trauma that affects the legs or arms. ...Read more

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If I have an arterial issue that is causing a cold extremity, will exercise cause the area to warm up or will it remain the same?

If I have an arterial issue that is causing a cold extremity, will exercise cause the area to warm up or will it remain the same?

No.: Arterial insufficiency can be chronic or acute. If chronic, the treatment might be medication or surgery or a combination. Proper diet is key! Smoking must be stopped! Exercise can help condition the muscles to be more efficient in their use of the blood they do manage to receive. But, If it is sudden, or acute, it is a medical emergency and should be checked with no delay! Good health to you ...Read more

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I've been in a lot of pain lately with crps. Does desentizing and using the affected extremity increase the pain? I think i'm overusing, stop progress

I've been in a lot of pain lately with crps. Does desentizing and using the affected extremity increase the pain? I think i'm overusing, stop progress

Maybe: In general more activity is a good thing with crps - however u certainly can overdue things. The most important thing is to use the extremity as if it was not injured - don't baby it. ...Read more

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Is vascular compromise characterized by warm, flushed skin to the extremity?

Is vascular compromise characterized by warm, flushed skin to the extremity?

No: Vascular compromise usually refers to an arterial blockage and causes cold/white/blue/purple extremities due to lack of blood flow. Warm, flushed skin is often a sign of an infection. Sometimes a deep venous thrombosis can cause warmth and tenderness to touch but it wouldn't cause vascular compromise. ...Read more

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In the mornings I feel sharp pain at the very extremity of my rectum which tells me I need to go - not the normal feeling. I'm itchy/red all the time.

In the mornings I feel sharp pain at the very extremity of my rectum which tells me I need to go - not the normal feeling. I'm itchy/red all the time.

Need to examine: What you described could be due to hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. It should be easily treatable. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Suggestions 14yrs ago bouts of pain, an vomitin days at a × every few months w/flu lik sym, spasms n extremitys, heart palp, all got worse over yrs+more s?

Suggestions 14yrs ago bouts of pain, an vomitin days at a × every few months w/flu lik sym, spasms n extremitys, heart palp, all got worse over yrs+more s?

Chronic issue: I sympathize with you over this described issue. Unfortunately, without taking a comprehensive history and conducting a physical exam and review of the work that may've been done, it's impossible to suggest anything meaningful. ...Read more

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Normal jamar dynamometer grip strength what are the normal jamar dynamometer grip strength results for 35 year old for both dominant/nondominant upper extremity

I : I would add to the discussion that there is a voluntary element to grip strength. If you are in pain, you may not feel secure about giving a good effort. ...Read more

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Is burning in the extremity a side effect of Gabapentin?

Is burning in the extremity a side effect of Gabapentin?

Typically not really: Gabapentin would be a drug of choice to treat a "burning sensation" in a limb if it were felt to be a pain of "neuropathic origin" or originating from some nerve root irritation. Bottom line is that burning sensation in a limb should not be the consequence of taking Gabapentin...but of course the disclaimer is always the same, "Anything is possible ERGO, talk to the doc" if there's a problem." ...Read more

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Could epinephrine be used as a local agent to curb extremity bleeding in major trauma?

Could epinephrine be used as a local agent to curb extremity bleeding in major trauma?

Epi Best Small Cuts: Minor cuts would bleed less from Epinephrine in local anesthetic as Epinephrine is a constrictor. Local anesthetics with Epinephrine are useful for preventing bleeding in facial and hand surgery. Major wounds with bleeidng would only benefit some from epinephirne. Surgery to repair or firm pressure are safer for major extremity bleeding. ...Read more

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What is bilateral lower extremity length dependent sensory polyneuropathy? And what causes it?

What is bilateral lower extremity length dependent sensory polyneuropathy? And what causes it?

BLELDSM made simple: In sensory polyneuropathy, sensory nerve fibers that carry info about temperature, touch, pain, & position are damaged & can't transmit signals. Length-dependent means limbs furthest away are 1st to be affected, as in both lower legs. Common causes include diabetes, nutrient deficiency, connective tissues disorders, infectious diseases, or toxins. Blood tests can rule out most of these causes. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to observe someone's gait in a neurological examination of the upper extremity?

Completeness: The examination of the neuromuscular system takes into account interrelated systems. For example evaluating weakness upper and lower extremities are necessary. Many disorders affecting upper extremities also affect lowers, even if patient is not aware of the lower extremity involvement ...Read more

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Please tell me can epinephrine be used as a local agent to curb extremity bleeding in major trauma?

Usually not: Hi. With major trauma, hopefully the person is in a trauma center with good surgeons and bovies! We generally do not like epi in exrtremities because it's a vasoconstrictor and causes risk of limb ischemia. An early lesson in med school: don't use epi in penis, nose, fingers, toes. Higher up on extremities is safer, but with good trauma surgeons, who needs it?! And who wants to lose his, uh, NOSE? ...Read more

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Do I need comudin if I have Greenville filter since ultrasound found superficial thrombosis in my lower left extremity?

Do I need  comudin  if I have Greenville filter since ultrasound found superficial thrombosis in my lower left extremity?

Greenfield Filter: A Greenfield Filter is a titanium vascular filter placed in the inferior vena cava and is designed to "capture" pieces of clots formed in the legs or pelvis that break off, thereby preventing them from traveling to the lungs. The filter does not treat in situ clots or prevent clots from propagating. ...Read more

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Please advise what is it meant if I have been told that my upper extremity reflexes are normal and my lower reflexes are brisk?

Spinal cord: If the lower extremity reflexes are increased, but arms are 'normal', it suggests there could be a problem in the spine. Reflexes in the arms come from the cervical spine at C 5-6-7. If these are normal, the problem lies somewhere below this, in the spine. An old injury, inflammation, stroke or tumor could cause. There are some times when exam is 'abnormal', but there is no obvious pathology ...Read more

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Can other tendinopathies besides the Achilles seen on an Achilles MRI or does it require a different view (zoom, angle) of the extremity?

Can other tendinopathies besides the Achilles seen on an Achilles MRI or does it require a different view (zoom, angle) of the extremity?

Yes: An MRI will give soft tissue details on all of the structures it is imaging. For instance, an ankle MRI will show achilles tendinopathy as well as any pathology in the various tendons around the ankle such as the posterior tibialis, peroneus longus and brevis, flexor hallucis longus, and flexor digitorum longus. It will also be able to detail the condition of the various bones and joints imaged. ...Read more