neurapraxia


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neurapraxia

[¦nu̇r·ə′prak·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Injury to a nerve in which there is localized degeneration of the myelin sheath with transient nerve block.
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The patient's symptoms and physical findings of right upper limb weakness, in the absence of pain, led to the clinical diagnosis of brachial plexus neurapraxia and he was prescribed physiotherapy.
According to Seddon's Classification of Nerve Injuries (23), neurapraxia is defined as an interruption in conduction of impulse down a nerve fibre due to selective demyelination, whereby anatomical continuity of the axon is preserved and recovery takes place without Wallerian degeneration.
To minimise the risk of brachial plexus neurapraxia in subsequent patients, our centre is currently using a technique of strapping patients for RALRP that avoids the use of shoulder braces.
Torg reevaluated the population of patients with cervical cord neurapraxia and compared them to a group of asymptomatic college and professional football players.
The management of athletes who have episodes of cervical cord neurapraxia is controversial.
Cantu (8) reported one episode of quadriplegia in an athlete with a previous episode of cervical cord neurapraxia.
Partial residual normal innervation from neurapraxia may also coexist with more severe lesions and could also contribute to laryngeal configuration in some cases.
Although nonadhesive skin traction kits were used, pressure sores were observed in two cases of the traction group (Group 1), and one patient developed neurapraxia, due to the mechanical shearing forces derived from traction with weights.
These circumstances can cause pinching of the spinal cord, resulting in spinal cord neurapraxia.
Transient weakness of the extremities can be referred to by several names: transient quadriparesis (TQ) or transient quadriplegia, cervical cord neurapraxia (CCN), and spinal cord concussion.
Extended signs and symptoms following a cervical spinal cord injury would probably not be classified as neurapraxia.
Thus, early signs of distal recovery indicate a neurapraxia and mitigate against surgery.