The Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

his book describes The Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a complex medical disorder featured by different neurovascular signs and symptoms of the upper limb due to injury in the thoracic outlet region.
TOS involve compression of the nerves, arteries and veins in the thoracic outlet and cause pain in the arm, shoulder and neck More

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Tags: about 95 of thoracic outlet syndrome cases affect the brachial nerves arterial tos most prominently shows the change in color and cold sensitivity in the hands and fingers swelling heaviness paresthesias and poor blood circulation in the arms hands and fingers cervical ribs and the fibromuscular bands attached to them are the cause of most neural compression it is infrequent but more serious when it involves a vein or an artery neurogenic tos has a typical sign termed the gilliattsumner hand in which there is severe wasting in the fleshy base of the thumb the diagnosis of tos is essentially based on the medical history physical examination provocative tests and ultrasound radiological evaluation and electrodiagnostic evaluation the treatment starts with exercise programs and the physical therapy to strengthen chest muscles restore normal posture and alleviate compression there are 3 types of thoracic outlet syndrome neurogenic venous arterial there are many causes of thoracic outlet syndrome such as physical trauma structural defects tumors poor posture repetitive stress venous tos has pallor a weak or absent pulse in the affected arm which also may be cool to the touch and appear paler than the unaffected arm
About Kenneth Kee

Medical doctor since 1972.

Started Kee Clinic in 1974 at 15 Holland Dr #03-102, relocated to 36 Holland Dr #01-10 in 2009.

Did my M.Sc (Health Management ) in 1991 and Ph.D (Healthcare Administration) in 1993.

Dr Kenneth Kee is still working as a family doctor at the age of 70.

However he has reduced his consultation hours to 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in
the afternoon.

He first started writing free blogs on medical disorders seen in the clinic in 2007 on

His purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of his patients which is also his dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration). He then wrote an autobiography account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog

This autobiography account “A Family Doctor’s Tale” was combined with his early “A Simple Guide to Medical Disorders” into a new Wordpress Blog “A Family Doctor’s Tale” on

From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 1000 eBooks.

He apologized for typos and spelling mistakes in his earlier books.

He will endeavor to improve the writing in futures.

Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.
For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.
The later books go into more details of medical disorders.

He has published 1000 eBooks on various subjects on health, 1 autobiography of his medical journey, another on the autobiography of a Cancer survivor, 2 children stories and one how to study for his nephew and grand-daughter.

The purpose of these simple guides is to educate patient on health disorders and not meant as textbooks.

He does not do any night duty since 2000 ever since Dr Tan had his second stroke.

His clinic is now relocated to the Buona Vista Community Centre.

The 2 units of his original clinic are being demolished to make way for a new Shopping Mall.

He is now doing some blogging and internet surfing (bulletin boards since the 1980's) starting
with the Apple computer and going to PC.

The entire PC is upgraded by himself from XT to the present Pentium duo core.

The present Intel i7 CPU is out of reach at the moment because the CPU is still expensive.

He is also into DIY changing his own toilet cistern and other electric appliance.

His hunger for knowledge has not abated and he is a lifelong learner.

The children have all grown up and there are 2 grandchildren who are even more technically advanced than the grandfather where mobile phones are concerned.

This book is taken from some of the many articles in his blog (now with 740 posts) A Family Doctor’s Tale.

Dr Kee is the author of:

"A Family Doctor's Tale"

"Life Lessons Learned From The Study And Practice Of Medicine"

"Case Notes From A Family Doctor"

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