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Muscle Taruma??

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  • Posted By: Amberlyp
  • October 28, 2008
  • 06:04 PM

I'm just posting on here because I'm not seeming to get any answers any other places.

A month ago my mom fell and hit her head. She got dizzy and I guess just passed out. She went right to the emergency room and got twenty stitches in her forehead from the middle (right near her hairline) curved down the left side of her head. She also had a cut on her left eyebrow that required 5-6 stitches. Well things were swollen and whatnot, we waited for that to go down, she got her stitches out and things seemed to be healing well. Except her eyebrow. Her left eyebrow sits about a quarter inch or so lower than her right one and she cannot move it at all. Because of it sitting lower it presses on her eyelid making it difficult to see out of that eye. My mother went to a neurologist yesterday (10/27/08) thinking that nerves were the problem and they told her that it was her muscle that was not healing from the trauma. They told her that she could have plastic surgery to lift her eyebrow but that will not make the muscle able to move.

I guess I'm just confused about all of this and I really want to help her find the answers. I mean a lot of sports injuries deal with muscle damage and they have surgery to repair them. You would think that with just a simple fall you could have surgery to repair the muscle. Are there doctors out there that just deal with muscles? What are they called? Why does it not pertain to the neurologist at all when her eyebrow is basically paralyzed? Who can help? What do I do??

Thank you

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  • You don't say how old your mom is. Sometimes badly damaged or severed muscle doesn't heal after surgery, and sometimes it takes a very long time for it to heal, especially in older people. A sports medicine specialist may be able to help you, or a physiatrist.
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • October 28, 2008
    • 07:04 PM
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  • My mother is 52. Do you think that's too old for the muscles to heal? It seems like the neurologist would say something like that. He didn't explain much at all. From what he said it sounded like there was no way that it could be repaired but I just don't see how that would be possible. Thank you
    Amberlyp 1 Replies
    • October 28, 2008
    • 07:13 PM
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