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Brachial Plexus And Its Injury

January 17, 2016

Definition: A network of spinal nerves that originates in the back of the neck, extends through the axilla (armpit), and gives rise to nerves to the upper limb. The brachial plexus is formed by the union of portions of the 5th through 8th cervical nerves (C5-C8) and the first thoracic nerve (T1), all of which […]

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Guitar related hand injuries: Prevention and Treatment

June 23, 2011

Along with pianists and violinists, guitarists are one of the most vulnerable musicians to hand injuries. Guitarists frequently develop repetitive strain injury and tendonitis (tendinitis/tendinitides) that may coexist with compression nerve syndromes because of non functional posture and positioning of the upper extremities during long-term practice and performance. Musicians aren’t generally known for their athletic […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Features and Treatment

January 27, 2011

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome : Anatomy, Pathology, Causes, Clinical features, Diagnostic Tests and Treatment Anatomy of Carpal Tunnel: Carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist formed by: Posterior side: 8 carpal bones Anterior side: Transverse carpal ligament Contents: 9 Flexor tendons Median Nerve Median Nerve Distribution in Hand: Origin: From lateral and medial cords […]

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Electromyography

June 11, 2010

EMG: Introduction, Uses, Preparation, Procedure, Diagnoses and Risks Electromyography (EMG) is a medical test performed to evaluate and record the electrical activity (electromyogram) produced by skeletal muscles using an instrument called electromyograph. EMG test is often performed together with another test called nerve conduction study, that measures the conducting function of nerves. The electrical source […]

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