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Flail limb
also called "flail arm"

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  1. is a medical term which refers to an extremity in which the primary nerve has been severed, resulting in complete lack of mobility and sensation

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 8, 2009
  2. Although blood typically continues to flow through the limb, it is completely useless and generally cannot be surgically repaired

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 8, 2009
  3. The muscles soon wither away from atrophy, and the arm swings loosely at the side like a literal "dead weight." Surgeons will usually recommend amputation of the flail limb, with the possibility of replacement with a prosthesis

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 8, 2009
  4. possible that fetal stem cells may be helpful in the regeneration of damaged or severed nerves, but it is difficult to get funding or permission to conduct such research

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 8, 2009
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