Rehabilitation of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve disorders

Kevin R. Scott, Aiesha Ahmed, Linda Scott, Milind J. Kothari

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Abstract

Peripheral nerve lesions are common and can present in a variety of ways. Peripheral nerve injury can result from a broad spectrum of causes. For the majority of patients, rehabilitation is generally indicated regardless of etiology. Evaluation and treatment by a multidisciplinary team including neurologists, psychiatrists, surgeons, occupational and physical therapists, and therapists with specialized training in orthotics maximizes the potential for recovery. This chapter will focus on those upper and lower extremity neuropathies that are most commonly seen in clinical practice. In addition, we discuss various rehabilitative strategies designed to improve function and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-514
Number of pages16
JournalHandbook of Clinical Neurology
Volume110
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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