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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for immobility due to transverse myelitis

My father inl aw i 72 yrss suffering from tranverse mylities,in the hospital he was not able to move fingers,now after 2 montts of physio he is able to bend knee and lift leg a little urine contol not much,pl advice next course of treatment, he is frustated becouse of immobility.,
Thu, 28 Aug 2014
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CONTINUE PHYSIO till he comes back to normal. your physio shall suggest you to collect knee brace and a walker.
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