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1

What are the Seddon classifications of nerve injuries?

Neuropraxia
Axonotmesis
Neurotmesis (Worst damage)

2

What is Neuropraxia?

There is transient interruption to nerve conduction
Recovery without Wallerian's degeneration
Temporary loss of function

3

What is Axonotmesis?

Loss of continuity between myelin sheath and axon
Wallerian degeneration occurs

4

What is Neurotmesis?

Severe stretch or lacerations
Myelin sheath, axon and connective tissue lose continuity
Wallerian degeneration
Loss of motor, sensory and autonomic function
Neuromas may form

5

What are Neuromas?

Growth/tumour of nerve tissue

6

What is the Sunderland system of nerve damage?

First to firth degree of damage
Similar to Seddon's classification

7

What is Piriformis syndrome?

The Piriformis muscle irritates the Sciatic nerve
Get pain in the buttocks

8

What is Meralgia Paresthetica?

The Inguinal ligament presses on the Sciatic nerve

9

What is compartment syndrome an example of?

Anoxia