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Extensor Palsy - Can anybody help us please?

Arie Burstin burstin at ibm.net
Fri Feb 16 07:41:34 EST 1996


Fiona Paterson wrote:
> 
> Hello people, my name's Paul. My fiancee Fiona recently(14 Dec 95)
> had a car accident in which she broke her humerus midspan damaging
> the radial nerve.This has caused a palsey in the Extensor muscle
> group.To date there has been no muscle activity. We have been told
> that the only option left open to us is a tendon transplant
> operation. We are trying Tens and Faradic stimulation to the
> muscle groups to help prevent atrophy and also in the hope of
> stimulating the nerve.  There also seems to be
>  a lot of difference of opinion as to the ability of the nerve to
> grow back. We feel that if we could keep the muscle group
>  stimulated we can afford to wait for the nerve to regrow.
>  We would also like to know if there is a way to stimulate the
> nerve directly below the break to activate the muscles.
> 
> We would dearly like to here from anybody who can direct us to any
> information or advise us as to options or procedures other than
> the tendon transplant operation.Please post reply or respond in
> person to patfi at wave.co.nzIn the Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv are doing a lot of 
work in nerve regeneration with the help of Soft Laser. Contact 
Smulik Braun - Physical Therapy Dpt. To activate directly 
denervated muscles use Galvanic stimulation



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