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Femoral block complications. Can masses around the femoral nerve and femoral artery complicate femoral nerve blocks?

Femoral block complications.  Can masses around the femoral nerve 
and femoral artery complicate femoral 
nerve blocks?

Possibly: It can make performance of the block more difficult, ultrasound can help determine anatomy and if it is even possible to place the block. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Is ilioinguinal nerve the same size as sciatic nerve?Saw mr neurography image of the sciatic nerve.Can ilioinguinal nerve appear that clearly on mrn?

Is ilioinguinal nerve the same size as  sciatic nerve?Saw mr neurography image of the sciatic nerve.Can ilioinguinal nerve appear that clearly on mrn?

Not likely: The sciatic nerve is anatomically larger than the ilioinguinal nerve. Mrn is not widely available. The ilioinguinal nerve is not as likely to be seen as clearly on mrn as the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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Could carotid artery stenosis cause sciatica nerve pain?

Could carotid artery stenosis cause sciatica nerve pain?

NO: Carotid artery is in neck and sciatica pain is in back and leg. There is no correlation at all. ...Read more

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Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve ?

Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve ?

Hernias can do a lot: The "posterior cutaneous nerve" I think is AKA posterior division of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). LFCN problems mess up feeling in the front, outside of the thigh. Symptoms usu. happen with seat belt inj., bone grafts and diabetes. There are many weird hernias in the pelvis so it seems possible to compromise the LFCN but in 30 yrs of reading CT and MRI, I've not seen it. ...Read more

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Common peroneal nerves, f-waves of CPN & PTN, H-reflex, SNAP of sural nerves and superficial peroneal nerves are not recordable.( report of NCV test)?

NCV Test: A lot of times these NCV tests are inconclusive or need to be repeated. Do you have any symptoms like numbness or tingling? Any history of diabetes or peripheral neuropathy? These disorders may explain those findings. Nerve trauma can also be a possible etiology. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst press femoral nerve?

Could ovarian cyst press femoral nerve?

Unlikely but: If huge or causing pressure over inguinal region, or associated by large hernia, could compress, but if you have femoral nerve involvement, might wonder about a diabetic etiology. See neurologist, do EMG study and get answer. ...Read more

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Radial artery occlusion. Ultrasound radiologist says ulnar artery i'd providing good flow. He says pain may be due yo nerve damage. What is treatment.

Radial artery occlusion. Ultrasound radiologist says ulnar artery i'd providing good flow. He says pain may be due yo nerve damage. What is treatment.

I'd: See an "ortho hand" specialist. He/she can help determine whether the blocked artery is even causing the pain. You might need an EMG or other testing of the hand/wrist to help sort things out. ...Read more

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Can magnetic resonance neurography detect injury/inflammation to the ilioinguinal nerve or the iliohypogastric nerve?If not, what can?

It may: Mr neurography has not been perfected, is only performed at a few specialized centers, and highly operator dependent. High resolution ultrasound may be more cost effective and provide the desired information. Regardless, injury to these nerves can be diagnosed on clinical grounds and imaging is rarely needed. Diagnostic nerve block with an anesthetic agent may help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is femoral acetabulum impingement?

What is femoral acetabulum impingement?

The head of the: Femur is pressed against the socket of your hip bone and there's not adequate space in that joint. Google on line for images of hip joint/ femoral acetabulum impingement. Take care! ...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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Will a superficial femoral artery stenosis usually cause pain?

Will a superficial femoral artery stenosis usually cause pain?

Yes: The pain is called claudication. It happends when walking causes the lower extremity to require more oxygen rich blood than can be suplied due to the blockage. Usually resolves with rest. ...Read more

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How many genito femoral nerves innervate the cremaster muscle?A single nerve or multiple?

A nerve: The genitofemoral nerve is a single nerve, about the diameter of a piece of spaghetti. It splits into a genital branch and a femoral branch. In males, the genital branch innervates the cremaster muscle and part of the scrotal skin. As with most nerves large enough to have a name, it is composed of a bunch of nerve fibers, also known as axons. ...Read more

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31 yr-old with right wrist fracture via injury Oct. 2015. ORIF & median nerve decompressed. January xray: collapse of distal radial reduction.....?

31 yr-old with right wrist fracture via injury Oct. 2015. ORIF & median nerve decompressed. January xray: collapse of distal radial reduction.....?

Unfortunate: If the reduction has been lost, unfortunately you are probably going to need further surgery to get the fracture back in anatomical alignment. The danger in not doing this will be to develop post traumatic arthritis and a poor outcome. You might want to consider a second opinion from a hand specialist before proceeding with a second surgery if it can be obtained quickly. ...Read more

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Hi,,impressions show compression of L5 nerve root spinalcanal narrowing bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at L4 l5.diffuse posterior disc bulge at?

Sounds like a fairly: Typical read for a male over 50 years old. Many findings are normal for age and sex as described here. They may not be related to symptoms or may cause symptoms. That is why a careful history and physical exam must be done in conjunction with imaging studies to fully assess the issues presented by the patient. ...Read more

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Broad based disc protrusion at l4-l5 level compressing anterior thecal sac and bilateral travers nerve root and narrowing neural reces Need operation?

Broad based disc protrusion at l4-l5 level compressing anterior thecal sac and bilateral travers nerve root and narrowing neural reces
Need operation?

Prefer no surgery: Sounds like a fairly large disc protrusion, but if no progressive muscle weakness, atrophy or bladder involvement, might be able to get conservative PT, stretching, exercise, acupuncture, and try to allow disc to desiccate and shrink, which it may well do over 8-9 months. Key issue is presence or absence of neurological involvement. Steroids may help. ...Read more

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Can doppler ultrasound detect injury to the scrotal -testicular ligament?

Can  doppler ultrasound detect injury to the scrotal -testicular ligament?

No: The gubernaculum itself is not evaluated with scrotal ultrasound. Scrotal injury evaluation is directed toward the testicles (fracture/hematoma) and whether there is fluid (hematocele, hydrocele) around the testicles which can itself be uncomfortable and, in the setting of hematocele, a marker for the degree of injury. ...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