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