by Dr. Robert Spiera
Dr. Robert Spiera, Rheumatologist and Director of the Vasculitis and Scleroderma Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery, answers readers’ questions on scleroderma. Q1. Has there been any advancement in … More…
Did you know that the brachial plexus is a complex web of nerves that are formed from nerves that leave the neck on the way down to the arm? Dr. Steve Lee, Orthopedic Surgeon, says: "Brachial plexus can be injured in a variety of ways, most commonly by trauma such as an automobile or motorcycle accident, sports injuries, falls from heights, among others. One arm may be partially or totally paralyzed as a result. It's very important to be seen by the appropriate specialist as soon as possible. Nerve repair and reconstruction is possible and can restore a good amount of function." To learn more, visit http://www.hss.edu/brachialplexuscenter.asp.
In this week's edition of Ask the Experts with New York Road Runners (NYRR), HSS Athletic Trainer Kara Federowicz discusses workouts to make you a more efficient runner in time for the NYC Half Marathon: http://www.nyrr.org/train-with-us/injury-prevention/ask-the-experts/qa-workouts-to-make-you-a-more-efficient-runner.