Rehabilitation of Patients with Peripheral Nerve Injuries

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Abstract

  • ¬© 2015 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved. Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) represents a wide spectrum of pathology from isolated mononeuropathies that cause pain and/or weakness but do not significantly limit an individual's daily activities, to generalized polyneuropathies that can be life threatening or life limiting. In either clinical scenario a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) can serve as a valuable consultant for the general practitioner seeking further evaluation and conservative treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome, the surgeon seeking assistance with pre-operative electrodiagnostic evaluation or post-operative rehabilitation for a brachial plexus injury, or the neurologist seeking comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services for a generally debilitated patient with Guillain-Barr√© Syndrome. This chapter provides an overview of the approach of a PM&R physician to the evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of PNI through case based scenarios and outlines the latest rehabilitation research in these areas.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780128026533
  • Start Page

  • 783
  • End Page

  • 804
  • Volume

  • 2