muscle re-innervation ? what's my chance?

demetris dss28 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Jan 8 17:10:50 EST 2002

Peripheral nerves can regenrate - slowly -  if they were crushed and not
severed which as i understand happened to u..However i am not aware in
cases of such longterm compression...but if the overal nerve sheath is
intanct then thats the most imp bit, as thats what the neurons need to
guide them to the muscle.Dont know that there is much u can do besides
waiting..but best ask your doctor bout that.... a vit. B complx supplement
is very good for nerve repair/regrowth so that might be an option...

Hope it works out ok!

jan wrote:

> I have had nearly complete atrophy of infraspinatus for the past 10
> yrs, most likely due to the suprascapular nerve compression at the
> spinoglenoid notch.
> 3 weeks ago I had surgery to have the nerve released, and I am keeping
> my fingers crossed that something will start happenning in 3-6 months.
> Visually at least it seemed to the doc that the nerve was OK coming
> out from under the ligament (not sure how much compression is needed
> before it's affected, most of the diam is myelin, right? so does it
> mean that the sheath is intact?).
> anyway.. what's the current thinking about re-innervation after
> prolonged injury such as mine?
> Do you know of any studies that examine FEMS? anything else I can do
> besides waiting? :)
> Thanks a million!
> Jan in NJ

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