Parsonage Turner Syndrome: Episode 78

  • In this episode: Parsonage Turner Syndrome aka Brachial Neuritis aka Neuralgic Amyotrophy is a rare condition that causes pain, weakness, muscle wasting, numbness and tingling in the shoulder arm and hand.

  • Chip Review @ (12:01): Truffle Chips Taste Off – Oolala – Black Truffle vs Trader Joe’s Organic White Truffle

  • Trivia question of the week @ (09:46): – Which state has the longest shoreline?

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Brief overview of the episode:

             Parsonage Turner Syndrome (PTS) is a rare condition that causes pain in the shoulder, arm and hand. There is also often weakness, muscle wasting as well as numbness and tingling.
            A diagnosis of PTS is made in the absence of other much more common causes: rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, cervical disk disease, thoracic outlet syndrome and brachial plexus injuries just to name a few.
            PTS has 3 main forms; Hereditary, Autoimmune and Mechanical. With mechanical, sympotoms will typically presents following an operation, infection, trauma or a vaccination.
            Symptoms are highlighted by high pain with weakness and muscle wasting and are confirmed with an electromyography (EMG). Symptoms can be present for a few months up to a few years.
            Physical therapy is an important part of recovery because it ensures that range of motion (ROM), strength, atrophy and function loss do not progress and in most cases can be reversed.

 

Other episodes you might enjoy:

Cervicogenic Headache: Episode 10

Radicular Pain: Episode 22

Biceps Tendonitis: Episode 24

 

Pelvis Fractures: Episode 76

  • In this episode: There are several kinds of pelvis fractures. Most can be broken into two sub-headings, stable and unstable. The mostly commonly treated pelvis fracture at our clinic is an avulsion fracture.

  • Chip Review @ (09:20): Yummies – Zambos –Salsa Verde (Thank You Khem)

  • Trivia question of the week @ (08:04): – Which African nation has the most pyramids?

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Brief overview of the episode:

           The pelvis is made up of 3 bones; sacrum, coccyx and hip bone. The hipbone is made up of 3 bones that are fused; ilium, ischium and pubis. This results in a structure that looks like a ring.
            Because of this ring structure often times a fracture to one area of the pelvis will be accompanied by a 2nd fracture. Causing an unstable fracture that needs to be corrected surgically.
            A stable fracture can also occur. Often times not requiring surgery. The most common of which is known as an avulsion fracture. This is when a tendon/muscle pulls of a piece of the bone. It is most common during the teenage years but can occur throughout the lifespan.
            Unstable fractures of the pelvis are caused by high velocity mechanisms. Motor-vehicle accidents, falls from height or crush injuries. Avulsions typically occur as sports injuries, overuse, or slips and falls.
            Recovery times vary greatly. Typically stable fracture can heal between 6-8 weeks. Unstable fracture can take a good deal longer 10+ weeks because surgery is almost always necessary. Also due to the high velocity nature of unstable fractures there are usually additional injuries sustained beyond the fracture(s).

 

Other episodes you might enjoy:

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS): Episode 9

Stress Fractures: Episode 43

Shoulder Pain: Episode 4

 

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