Peripheral nerve lesions are common and can present in a variety of ways. Peripheral nerve injury can result from a broad spectrum of causes. For the majority of patients, rehabilitation is generally indicated regardless of etiology. Evaluation and treatment by a multidisciplinary team including neurologists, psychiatrists, surgeons, occupational and physical therapists, and therapists with specialized training in orthotics maximizes the potential for recovery. This chapter will focus on those upper and lower extremity neuropathies that are most commonly seen in clinical practice. In addition, we discuss various rehabilitative strategies designed to improve function and quality of life.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Handbook of Clinical Neurology|
|State||Published - Jan 21 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology