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Spectrum of Head Injuries

Intracranial hemorrhage can be divided into three types: epidural, subdural, and subarachnoid. Each type of intracranial hemorrhage is potentially devastating, so prompt, accurate assessment and appropriate treatment must be instituted. The initial presentation ranges from headache to neurologic deficits to loss of consciousness. Blood is an irritant to brain tissue and may precipitate a seizure.

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Management-Operative Management

For axillary nerve injury resulting from penetrating trauma or iatrogenic causes, management is immediate repair. When axillary nerve injury results from causes other than penetrating trauma or surgery (i.e., those with closed trauma), surgery is indicated for symptomatic patients with no clinical or EMG/NCV evidence of recovery 3 to 6 months following injury.

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A Patient’s Guide to Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Introduction

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition affecting the wrist and hand. While the most common surgical procedure for a carpal tunnel release is still the open-incision technique, some surgeons are using a new procedure, called endoscopic carpal tunnel release.

The procedure is done using an endoscope (a small, fiber-optic TV camera) to look […]