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Old 08-26-2011, 02:51 PM #1
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Default TOS video by Freischlag at Johns Hopkins

Julie Freischlag, Surgeon-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins with a specialty in TOS, posted a video on TOS at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Farrl80U0WI

She pointed out that many neurological tests show up negative because the nerve is compressed, not damaged. She then pointed out various other tests that are useful for diagnosing TOS.

She mentioned that botox injections could only be done once or twice because then the muscle doesn't relax any more. I hadn't heard that before.

If you're new to TOS, this may be informative. Otherwise, you already know the drill.
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That all sounds pretty positive. Did she say a 90% success rate? I know it used to be a lot lower than that. Maybe people are getting diagnosed sooner now and the surgeons are getting more experienced.
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90%? She must not have counted the people I know or have forgotten about them.
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Maybe she means newly dx'd patients.

I haven't had time to watch it yet...

I would hope "they " are finally getting more informed about TOS and other chronic RSI's - just because there isn't a clear cut test that shows it - doesn't mean it isn't the problem.
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I don't have the post handy, but I thought someone here wrote that UCLA gave 90% success rate for the first year, but dropping down to 70% in subsequent years as some people had their symptoms come back.
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That all did sound very posotive, maybe i gotta fly on down to america and get some proper help. hmmm
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