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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Extremity Trauma (Overview)

Extremities refer to arms and legs. Extremity injuries simply means any damage or trauma that affects the legs or arms.


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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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Dr. Eric Weisman
5 doctors shared insights

Extremity Trauma (Overview)

Extremities refer to arms and legs. Extremity injuries simply means any damage or trauma that affects the legs or arms.


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Ice or warmth? Testicular trauma

Ice or warmth? Testicular trauma

Ice: Will arrest or mean less swelling from tissue edema. ...Read more

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Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Please clarify: I am not understanding the question on traumatic brain injury and how recovery takes place...Or when? Would like to help you understand this entity a bit better. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

It is possible: To have neck swelling of the neck from whiplash injury, the ligament in the back of the neck could get inflamed or have sprain in it. Good luck, thank you. ...Read more

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Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Usually: Nerve injury causing numbness in a finger can occur anywhere from the digital nerve in the finger to the nerve roots exiting from the cervical spinal cord. Circulatory disturbances to the hand can also cause numbness. Electrical nerve testing called nerve conduction study (ncs) can localize many cases of sensory nerve injury. ...Read more

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Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Not by itself: Spinal cord injury alone does not account for cognitive impairments, however, often there is an overlooked closed head injury to blame. Any injury of sufficient force to cause cord injury could cause concussion. Another possibility is that medications used to treat the effects spinal cord injury (bladder meds, spasticity meds, pain meds) can cause impairments in awareness, memory, etc. ...Read more

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Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Inflamation: Related to inflation of tendons ligaments and otjer soft tissues after aceleration decelaration. ...Read more

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Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray:(soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray:(soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

No. Unless: You just want a more detailed and expensive description of soft tissue swelling and bone edema. Direct blows to the patella take 4-8 weeks to resolve. Instead or MRI i would suggest patience, cole compresses and otc nsaid's for a while. ...Read more

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Do artery pathologies cause swelling of extremities?

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Do artery pathologies cause swelling of extremities?

Sort of: Arterial problems are not a primary cause of edema, however, patients with very severe arterial insufficiency manifesting as ischemic rest pain will often keep their feet in a dependent position (sitting). This prolonged dependency may secondarily produce edema. David Fox, MD, FACS, RPVI www. FoxVein.com ...Read more

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Can an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a recent carotid bruit?

Can an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a recent carotid bruit?

Yes: The bruit may represent carotid stenosis, plaque blocking the artery. If a piece of plaque or clot breaks off, then it can travel to brain causing cva/stroke. Doppler should reveal nature of bruit. Vascular surgeon may be consulted to do endarterectomy or stent, if merited. ...Read more

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Leg pain. Began w/pressure in shin. Spread to stiff/pain ankle+ hip & difficulty bearing weight/weakness & foot coldness.No recent injury.Suggestions?

Leg pain. Began w/pressure in shin. Spread to stiff/pain ankle+ hip & difficulty bearing weight/weakness & foot coldness.No recent injury.Suggestions?

Time for eval: With those symptoms and rapid progression, you should be seen by a physician very soon for an exam and hopeful diagnosis. Nerve pain, infection, systemic inflammation are possibilities. ...Read more

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Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Possibly: Fractures will usually cause the most pain, but if there is massive blood loss and shock the patient will become comatose. In that state, the brain shuts down and we don't think pain is experienced as when awake. So, in the wake state, yes it is painful; in a coma, not so much. ...Read more

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Can leg ankle swelling caused by dehydration?

Can leg ankle swelling caused by dehydration?

Leg swelling: Dehydration can certainly affect kidney function which may then have an affect on your swelling. Also problems with your venous network or heart can cause swelling. Have it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could pinched nerves cause knee problems or swelling in the knees?

Could pinched nerves cause knee problems or swelling in the knees?

Pain, not swelling: A pinched nerve can (and often does) cause pain, along with tingling and numbness. However, pinched nerves should not cause swelling. (there may be swelling in the area of the pinched nerve, but it would not be visible. The knee would not swell from a pinched nerve alone.). ...Read more

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Could a knee injury lead to requiring a leg amputation?

Could a knee injury lead to requiring a leg amputation?

Rarely, yes: A severe knee injury could but this is rare. Some examples 1. If you sustained a severe tibial plateau fracture, for example, which became chronically infected. 2. Knee dislocation with unrecognized damage to the artery behind the knee. ...Read more

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Can leg weakness be associated with cervical spine trauma?

Can leg weakness be associated with cervical spine trauma?

LEG WEAKNESS: Cervical spine trauma involves the neck and brachial plexus ? While the leg weakness is associated with the sciatic nerve injury. ...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

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more