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Repairing Myelin Sheath
Various mechanisms: The classic neurological diseases that involve myelin are Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuromyelitis Optica. Both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's involve nerve cell dysfnctn, and resultant neurotransmitter deficiencies. Some peripheral nerve disorders attack the central axon, and are termed axonal neuropathies. ...Read more
Myelin is a fatty tissue that surrounds nerve cells, in particular the nerve cell axon. This tissue is formed by other kinds of cells that support nerve cells called glial cells ( schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system and glial cells in the brain and spinal cord. By insulating the nerves it helps the tiny electric signal that conducts impulses to travel quickly ...Read more
Yes: 98% of patients will get improvement in sensation and most complete recovery. It could take up to 3-4 months, so be patient. It also depends on how much damage you have going into the surgery (based on emg/ncv test). Permanent and irreversible nerve damage can also occur for many reasons without decompression of the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hip -focal 3 mm full-thick hyaline cartilage defect involving the superiolateral acetabulum that partially undermines the superiolateral labrum??
Quite difficult: The majority of injuries result in transient sensory disturbance but, in some cases, permanent abnormal sensation (paræsthesia), reduced sensation (hypoæsthesia) or, even worse, some form of unpleasant abnormal sensation (dysæsthesia) can occur.The spontaneous recovery rate for nerve injuries related to lower wisdom tooth (3rd molar) removal is quite variable ranging from 50% - 100%.Rarely. ...Read more
Yes: In some cases, marked benefits occur with infusions of ivig, and we know that diabetics who take metanx experience fibre re-growth and multiplication after about 9-12 months. If problem due to treatable condition such as celiac disease or sarcoid, might also see reversal. Uncover the precise mechanism of the disorder, and treat appropriately. ...Read more
What is focal 3 mm full-thickness hyaline cartilage defect involving the
superiolateral acetabulum that partially undermines the superiolateral labrum?
Cartilage loss: you are describing an area of your hip socket that has lost cartilage. Cartilage is the smooth and slippery lining of our joints that allows us to move our joints freely. The labrum is the lining around the hip socket. Your cartilage defect is in an area that could cause pain and clicking in your hip. Good luck ...Read more
MRI of wrist shows: Focal intrasubstance fissure within the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. Intact triangular fibrocartilage. Is a fissure a tear?
Yes: Usually in longitudinal plane not transverse.... ...Read more
No: No. They haven't been shown to repair ACL tears. The tear involves complete disruption of the collagen fibers of the ligament. The ACL goes from a rope-like structure to a disorganized bunch of mop-like endings. They are in complete disarray. Even if the stem cells could reform the acl, you would need some sort of scaffold to direct the new ligament to bridge from the femur to the tibia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes: A broad question, because there are many ways a nerve can be damaged: compression (carpal tunnel), crush, cut, etc. A "bruised" nerve can heal itself; it grows back at about 1 inch/month. If the nerve is divided, it may occasionally heal, but more often needs surgical repair--and this doesn't always result in return of function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an autoimmune disease of the CNS or spine that targets tissue in nerve sheaths, leading to weakening of the sheath, tumor formation in the sheath, and episodic worsening of nerve impairment?
Yes: Nerve injuries are rare complications of open & laparoscopic hernia repair. In open surgery, the nerve that innervates the skin of the groin & thigh is prone to injury, leading to numbness or pain. In laparoscopic repair, a tack holding the mesh can irritate branches of the same nerve, or, more rarely, catch a nerve to the leg. Chronic pain responds to injecting the nerve, if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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