MUSIC MILES O'BRIEN Combat, cancer and accidents all can cause devastating nerve injuries. Sometimes, the body heals on its own. CHRISTINE SCHMIDT Your peripheral nerves are the ones in the arms and the face, have an inherent ability to regenerate but only under ideal circumstances. MILES O'BRIEN With support from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida Biomedical Engineer Christine Schmidt is working to restore nerve function when injuries are more complicated. SURGEON Took that muscle and rotated it, took it over the back of his elbow to cover MILES O'BRIEN Surgeons can sometimes move a nerve from one.
Part of a patient's body to another. Schmidt has developed a method that grafts cadaver tissue onto the damaged area to act as a scaffold for nerves to regrow themselves. CHRISTINE SCHMIDT Basically what we're doing is removing all the cellular material that would cause rejection but leave behind the native architectures. You're putting this graft into the site of injury. And now, that graft is providing a scaffold for your blood vessels to grow in. And then once you have that recellerization your nerve fibers can then regrow, so then, ultimately regain that muscle function.
MILES O'BRIEN Navy Veteran Edward Bonfiglio, wounded in Afghanistan, faced the prospect of an amputation. A graft was a welcome option. The company, AxoGen, distributes the grafts, which were developed based on work done in Schmidt's lab. JILL SCHIAPARELLI And his family pressed the doctors to say, Are there any alternatives He was a young, healthy, vibrant guy. And they had a great surgeon at Walter Reed who was willing to work with them to find those options. CHRISTINE SCHMIDT This is some of the micronized nerve that you're working with.
MILES O'BRIEN Schmidt and her team are also looking at other approaches to directly stimulate nerve growth using natural sugar molecules found in the body as building blocks, eliminating the need to transplant tissue. CHRISTINE SCHMIDT So you don't have to actually take it from somebody's body. You can grow it. MILES O'BRIEN While the ultimate goal in nerve regeneration is reversing paralysis, Schmidt says intermediate successes, like improving lung or bladder function, can be invaluable to patients and their families. CHRISTINE SCHMIDT So rather than saying we're going to try.
RSD Attorney Ed Smith Which Part of the Nervous System is Affected by RSD
Which part of the nervous system is affected by RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or RSD is thought to involve the autonomic nervous system which is a part of the peripheral nervous system as opposed to the central nervous system that includes the brain and spinal cord. The autonomic nervous system controls many of the body's automated functions, including breathing, heartbeat, digestion, and perspiration. Sometimes injuries will produce obvious nerve damage, while at other times the injury is more subtle and not immediately observable. The injury may be directly to the peripheral.
Peripheral Nervous System Disorders Diagnosis and Treatment
The peripheral nervous system is the part of the nervous system that excludes or is outside of the brain and the spinal cord. We take care of patients that have disorders that affect the motor neurons, which live in the spinal cord the peripheral nerves that extend out into the arms and legs as well as the muscles and the connection between the nerves and the muscles. Some of the disorders that a nerve and muscle a disease specialist will evaluate and develop care plans for include muscle disorders such as muscular dystrophy,.
Polymyositis, dermatomyositis, peripheral neuropathies such as Charcot Marie Tooth disease or hereditary neuropathy and as well as the neuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia gravis. Some symptoms that can be associated with the peripheral nervous system include generalized weakness, fatigue, numbness, tingling, sometimes pain can be caused by disorders of the peripheral nerve. The evaluation of a patient with a possible peripheral nervous system disorder first begins with the very careful history to understand how the symptoms started and how they affect the patient. From the history we extend to the physical exam,.
Dr. Francis Farhadis Care Philosophy
My name's Francis Farhadi and I'm a surgeon scientist in the Department of Neurological Surgery. And I I work at the OSU Comprehensive Spine Center. I specialize in treating patients that have spinal cord and peripheral nerve related problems, both traumatic and degenerative in nature. My initial interest actually stems from a basic science background. My first job was actually in a research lab as a as an assistant. And my interest was peaked in spinal spinal cord and and nerve regeneration really from from the beginning. This eventually tied into an interest in neurosurgery and the natural follow through with that was an.
Utah electrode array
So, the Utah electrode array is built out of silicon and it's a very delicate, small device. It's a quarter of an inch on a side. It's composed of a hundred little microneedles that are about an eighth of an inch long that project out from this silicon substrate. Each one these little needles is electrically isolated from its neighboring needles by a mode of glass, so each of these needles serves as an independent electrode. When this device is implanted into the central nervous system or into the peripheral nervous system,.
Each one of these microneedles talks to, or listens to, a group of neurons around the tip of the needle and, so, when the 100electrode array, which contains 100 of these mirconeedles is implanted in the cortex, this device can listen selectively to the neural activity in hundreds of neurons with unprecedented selectivity. Not only can it be used for understanding how the brain processes information, but there are many clinical applications that this technology could be suited for. Historically, neurologists and neurosurgeons see patients who have disorders of the nervous system,.
How to perform Cerebellar Tests Dysmetria, Dyssynergia, Dysdiadochokinesia
Dysmetria which is past pointing. Have the patient's put their feet together. And reach out with their hands and do as I do. Finger to nose, please. And back out. Finger to nose and back out. Now close your eyes and do it again. Finger to nose. This is dysmetria for past pointing. Do this one please. Now open up and touch your finger to my finger, and back. Now your finger to my finger and to your nose. Now back to my finger and back. Now do it with this side, finger to finger, to nose,.
To finger, to back. That's dysmetria for past pointing. Now put your hands out like so. And I want you to tap me quickly like so. Real quick, real quick. This is dyssynergia for rapid, repetitive movements. A patient with a lesion of the cerebellum will be discoordinated and won't be able to tap equally. So tap for me real quick. See how Smooth the rhythmic that is. That's dyssynergia. This is rapid, alternating movements or dysdiadochokinesia. A person that had a cerebellar lesion will not be able to do it smoothly and uniformly.
Reed Migraines World Leading Experience in Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Migraine Treatments
My name is Dr. Ken Reed. I practice here in Dallas Texas with my partner Dr. Kelly Will, various hospitals here, primarily Presbyterian Hospital, Texas Institute of Surgery, Forest Park Medical Center. We've been in practice for 20 years in Dallas and, for most of that time, have been involved with the treatment of headaches particularly with neurostimulators here. We implanted the first neurostimulator actually done in the world for headache control in 1992. We extended that technique more generally to headaches about four years ago, when we started applying it to severe migraine headaches.
Vanderbilt Hand and Upper Extremity Center
GtgtDoug Weikert My name is Doug Weikert, and I'm an orthopedic hand surgeon at Vanderbilt Medical Center. There are four hand surgeons in the Division of Othopaedic Hand Surgery. We treat all conditions that affect the hand and upper extremity from fracture care to arthritis to nerve compression, nerve injuries, even babies born with congenital problems in their hand. This is an xray of a gentleman's hand. He happens to be a football player. Most people take for granted the function of their hand. You can see we have two little screws. We.
Do lots of surgeries, probably around 2,000 a year. In the world of hand surgery, the same injury in a manual laborer may not require the same treatment as that same injury in a concert pianist, so we have to individualize the treatment to meet the patient's needs. Not just structurally but also fit it into what they do for a living. How important is that finger or that wrist or that elbow to their livelihood gtgtGary Robinson, OT, CHT, MBA Anytime you work in a Level One trauma center, you are.
Busy. gtgtWeikert In addition to our hand physician team, we also have wonderful hand therapists. gtgtRobinson And this is one of the most common splints we make. This splint primarily worn at night helps to align the joint at the base of the thumb. We work on sensory, sensory perceptual, gross and fine motor skills. gtgtWeikert When it comes right down to it, it's often the therapy that takes a good result to a great result in the hand world. gtgtRobinson We have to work as a team and communicate. It's wonderful to be in this.
Type of setting because if the need arises and we have a question to ask Dr. Weikert, it's a matter of walking around the corner. gtgtWeikert At Vanderbilt, We have such a huge support team. We go out of our way to make every patient important, to give them the time they need both in the office and during the surgery and after the surgery. We care about every injury whether it's seemingly small to the patient or catastrophic, and again our experience and our devotion to the patient, I believe, make us second.
Lingual Nerve Injury Lawyer
The lingual nerve is a nerve that innervates or gives sensation to the tongue we all have one on the right side and one on the left side that nerve gives us the ability to feel and it also gives us the ability to taste when the lingual nerve is damaged and oftentimes the cases that were asked to get involved in are lingual nerves that are transected or severed as a result of lower wisdom tooth extractions when this harm occurs what happens is that the ability to taste is lost and the ability to feel sensation.
For the affected half of the tongue is lost so if the right lingual nerve has been transected then the entire right half of the tongue for all intents and purposes is without sensation and without taste there's probably no other lawyer in the country who has handled and tried to verdict more lingual nerve injury cases then I have over the years I was able to effectively try my first lingual nerve case in California and we were successful and got a very good verdict I was then ask to handle more lingual nerve cases.
And I handled many of them in California then I've gotten calls from around the country I've taught lawyers around the country the proposition of how these cases are to be properly and effectively handled so over my career I handled in excess of 50 lingual nerve cases around the country we've obtain the highest verdicts for a lingual nerve injury from a low wisdom tooth extraction in the state of California in this state of New Jersey in the Commonwealth of Virginia we've got one of the highest results if not the highest result.
Nerve Injury Of The Upper Extremity Everything You Need To Know Dr. Nabil Ebraheim
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