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URGENT-Medical info needed

Tristan Davies tbd at neuro
Fri Oct 11 11:15:32 EST 1991

In article <1991Oct9.145729.3222 at utdallas.edu> bolar at utdallas.edu (Sunil N. Bolar) writes:
-->This is an URGENT APPEAL FOR HELP. A young man lost mobility of his arm due to

[etc., etc.]

-->   This young man's severed nerves are dying by the day. If you could help please
-->   do so quickly. His family and friends will really appreciate your help.
-->   Hiok-Nam Tay

Now I'm only a neurobiologist, not a neurologist or neurosurgeon, but don't
severed perip[heral nerves regenerate??  If so, isn't it a bit melodramatic
to say that his "severed nerves are dying by the day"?  They might be
shriveling a little, but I think they'll come back.

The real problem, as far as I can tell, is getting them to reinnervate
their old targets.  Does anyone know whether there's a treatment besides
time that will help this guy recover function of his arm?

Tristan Davies

e-mail: tbd at neuro.duke.edu
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center

"grblb blabt unt mipt speeb!! oot piffoo blaboo..." -- Opus

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