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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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What side effects of a sciatic and saphenous nerve block should I be concerned about? What kind of reactions require attention and which are normal?

What side effects of a sciatic and saphenous nerve block should I be concerned about? What kind of reactions require attention and which are normal?

Why ask here?: It's SOP before a procedure to have the patient read, discuss & sign a consent form that should describe the procedure & will (or should) specifically list all the possible complications of the procedure. A good practitioner will (or should) also provide you with printed aftercare instructions. If these are not happening, you have a legitimate concern. Ask. ...Read more

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Which doctor do you see if you suspect saphenous nerve impingement?

Which doctor do you see if you suspect saphenous nerve impingement?

Orthopedics: Is the surgery specialty that can repair the injury that led to impingement of the saphenous nerve. Neurology can treat the symptoms of nerve-related pain that may persist afterward, depending on how you were injured. ...Read more

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Foot hurts.School therapist says it's the saphenous nerve. Can I do anything to facilitate healing? Can i expect it to heal? How long?

Foot hurts.School therapist says it's the saphenous nerve.  Can I do anything to facilitate healing?  Can i expect it to heal? How long?

Where on the : Foot does it hurt? What does the pain feel like? What time of day does it hurt? Does anything make it feel better? How did it start? ...Read more

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Cause of random, very intense spasmodic pain in my medial left leg 6-8 inches superior to the knee joint along pathway of saphenous nerve?

Cause of random, very intense spasmodic pain in my medial left leg 6-8 inches superior to the knee joint along pathway of saphenous nerve?

Clot or muscle: Either a venous clot, or muscle spasm from strain or cramp. Could be a pulled medial hamstring, vastus medialis, adductor longus, adductor magnus, gracilis, and/or sartorius. See what motion of left hip or knee triggers it. See sports medicine specialist or physiatrist. ...Read more

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Cannot wear night splint due to discomfort in shin+calf. Injury->genu valgum+unstable ankle+vein pops out. Could this be saphenous nerve entrapment?

Cannot wear night splint due to discomfort in shin+calf. Injury->genu valgum+unstable ankle+vein pops out. Could this be saphenous nerve entrapment?

Discomfort: Nerve impingement feels different than just "discomfort". From your description of the symptoms, unlikely. There may possibly be other reasons for your discomfort. ...Read more

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Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?

Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?

Nerve pain: Hi, nerve pains are usually burning form, the way you are describing it, it sounds more like nerve compression pain. If you have swelling of the Calf, a Doppler ultrasound would be helpful to make sure there is no blood clot ...Read more

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What's a refluxing saphenous vein?

What's a refluxing saphenous vein?

Reversal of flow: Blood flows in the veins from the arms and legs back to the heart. In order to do this, since veins are a low pressure system, many veins, especially the lower leg veins have one way valves. If these valves malfunction, then the blood can flow in reverse and this is called reflux. Reflux is the most common cause of varicose veins and can also cause spider veins. A venous sono can diagnose it. ...Read more

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Why is the saphenous vein used for cabg?

Why is the saphenous vein used for cabg?

Its yours!: As surgeons, we always prefer to use the patient's own tissue rather than something foreign, as it is more resistent to infection. ...Read more

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What does it means when venous report say partially compressible great and small saphenous veins .

What does it means when venous report say partially compressible great and small saphenous veins .

Vague finding.: Normally during a venous ultrasound, the greater and small saphenous veins should be fully compressible meaning that they are soft and do not contain clots. This , however, is not 100% foolproof. Sometimes , depending on the the equipment used and experience of the ultrasonographer, veins may appear partially compressible. Any old inflammation of a vein may also thicken its walls causing this. ...Read more