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Peripheral Nerve Disorders


Mischer Nerve DisordersPatients come from across the country to be diagnosed and treated for an array of peripheral nerve disorders at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute. More than 100 types of inherited and acquired peripheral nerve disorders have been identified, each with its own characteristic set of symptoms, pattern of development and prognosis.

Causes of acquired peripheral neuropathy include trauma to a nerve, nerve sheath tumors, toxins, autoimmune responses, nutritional deficiencies, alcoholism, kidney disorders, hormonal imbalances, connective tissue disorders, repetitive stress and vascular and metabolic disorders.

Trauma is the most common cause of injury to a nerve, and can cause nerves to be partially or completely severed, crushed, compressed or stretched. Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of peripheral neuropathy in the United States.

About 60 to 70 percent of people with mild diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage.

Scope of Service

  • Brachial plexus reconstruction
  • Birth palsy surgical reconstruction
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Femoral nerve injury
  • Genitofemoral nerve injury
  • Ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric nerve injuries
  • Median nerve injury
  • Nerve transfer/neurotization
  • Obuturator nerve injury
  • Pelvic plexus injury
  • Peroneal nerve injury
  • Pudendal nerve injury
  • Radial nerve injury
  • Sciatic nerve injury
  • Spinal accessory nerve injury
  • Suprascapular nerve injury
  • Tibial nerve injury
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Ulnar nerve injury

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