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What occurs when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the narrow area in the wrist?

What occurs when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the narrow area in the wrist?

Carpal tunnel : syndrome is the medical name for that but I'm sure you know that If you mean what exactly happens Most studies talk about a change in the blood flow to the nerve initially the epineurial l tissue Later a change in this layer leads to more consistent nerve problems which is reflected as an alteration in the nerve conduction velocity. Has these nerve changes accelerate clinical symptoms progress as well ...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


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If sensory part of median nerve is dead, will I lose functionality which I still have. And does a dead nerve rot in the body requiring amputation?

If sensory part of median nerve is dead, will I lose functionality which I still have. And does a dead nerve rot in the body requiring amputation?

Complicated question: The sensory part of a nerve only controls sensation - it feels numb. The motor part (moving muscles) should be intact, so you have functionality (for now). A dead nerve ultimately leads to problems - you don't sense trauma or pressure, so you can repeatedly injure a body part w/o knowing it & the sore can get infected. Over time, chronic infections set in bone, requiring amputation. HealthTap Prim ...Read more

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What is the treatment of cutting the median nerve?Is there any hope for treatment?

What is the treatment of cutting the median nerve?Is there any hope for treatment?

Depends: Depends on where the cut was? I have seen a handful of individuals have nerve grafting surgeries. Results varied and for those the completely failed, the patients did a poor job of following the surgeon's instructions. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only option for median nerve damage from being lacerated?

Is surgery the only option for median nerve damage from being lacerated?

That dpends: The nerve damage is rated three ways:1) numbness/little weakness, 2) major numbness/obvious weakness, 3) doesn't feel or move the hand. For the lattr two, in an acute laceration(not tearing injury) surgery to repair the nerve is best option. If the first type, then therapy and protective care will give the best outcome. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for median nerve entrapment?

What is the treatment for median nerve entrapment?

Depends on severity!: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery. My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery. Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: median nerve entrapment?

Carpal tunnel: Most commonly this refers to carpal tunnel syndrome where the median nerve is impinged upon in the wrist/lower hand area by the overlying fibrous band pressing it down onto the carpal bones. ...Read more

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How to heal my median nerve to where i'll have feeling back in my hand?

Surgery?: Need nerve conduction studies and examination to determine extent of nerve injury. Typically requires surgical decompression , splinting protocol, rest, behavioral modification and evaluation for predisposing factors can all be helpful. See a neurologist or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to heal my median nerve to where I'll have feeling back in my hand?

Can you tell me how to heal my median nerve to where I'll have feeling back in my hand?

See your doctor: If you have constant numbness or tingling in your hand, this could be a significant problem. This is usually due to carpal tunnel syndrome which can be treated. Start with a wrist splint that you wear mostly at night. If that does not help check with your doctor. Prolonged pressure on the nerve can cause some permanent damage if it goes on for too long. ...Read more

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Severe numbness 2 weeks after cts. Medellin dose pk completed. No improvement. I suspect surgeon cut median nerve. What now? I am so uncomfortable.

Severe numbness 2 weeks after cts.  Medellin dose pk completed. No improvement.  I suspect surgeon cut median nerve. What now? I am so uncomfortable.

Neurology: Unlikely he cut the nerve but should have improved with Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack. Nerve may have bruised and nerves can be very stubborn to heal. Sometimes weeks to months to recover. Should see the surgeon as an nerve conduction study may need to be done. ...Read more

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How quickly does the median nerve repair itself after being damaged during carpal tunnel release?

How quickly does the median nerve repair itself after being damaged during carpal tunnel release?

Depends: Patients with intermittent symptoms before carpal tunnel surgery are usually better the same day. If the nerve has been significantly injured-usually the fingers are always numb-the sensation may return over months to years. If the muscle has been lost for over a year, it will never recover. ...Read more

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