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Mayo Clinic Study Finds Nerve Damage After Hip Surgery May Be Due to Inflammation

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A recent Mayo Clinic Proceedings article links some nerve damage after hip surgery to inflammatory neuropathy. Historically, nerve damage from hip surgery has been attributed to mechanical factors caused by anesthesiologists or surgeons, such as positioning of the patient during surgery or direct surgical injury of the nerves. [...]

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Devices Help Reduce Severe, Chronic Nerve Pain

Devices Help Reduce Severe, Chronic Nerve Pain

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 20, 2012.  When severe chronic nerve pain doesn't respond to medication, surgery or physical therapy, implanted devices may provide relief, according to the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. In one type of device, electrical pulses are directed along a nerve to block or override [...]

Created by Ginger Plumbo