Ischemic Monomelic Neuropathy Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

How is ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) diagnosed?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is the role of rehabilitation therapies in the treatment of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is included in patient education about ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What causes ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) in the upper extremities?

What causes ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) in the lower extremities?

What is the prevalence of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is the prognosis of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (IMN)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) in the upper extremities?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) in the lower extremities?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of chronic ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) in the lower extremities?

Which physical findings are characteristic of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) in the upper extremities?

Which physical findings are characteristic of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) in the lower extremities?

Which physical findings are characteristic of chronic ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Ischemic Monomelic Neuropathy?

Workup

What is the role of vascular studies in the workup of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

Which findings on creatine kinase testing are characteristic of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is the role of compartment pressure measurement in the workup of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

How is peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) assessed in the workup of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is the role of tissue biopsy in the workup of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is the role of electrodiagnostic testing in the workup of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is included in the electrodiagnostic evaluation of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) in the upper extremities?

What is included in the electrodiagnostic evaluation of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) in the lower extremities?

Treatment

How is ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM) treated?

What is the role of inpatient care in the treatment of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is the role of physical therapy (PT) in the treatment of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

What is the role of occupational therapy (OT) in the treatment of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of ischemic monomelic neuropathy (INM)?

Which medications in the drug class Opiate Analgesics are used in the treatment of Ischemic Monomelic Neuropathy?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, Other are used in the treatment of Ischemic Monomelic Neuropathy?

Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants, Other are used in the treatment of Ischemic Monomelic Neuropathy?