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PERIPHERAL NERVE SURGERY


BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURY

The brachial plexus is a large bundle of nervous tissue that bridges the spinal cord and the nerves supplying the arm and hand. It is vulnerable to stretch injuries, which may occur in motor vehicular accidents or birth trauma, for example. Symptoms of brachial plexus injury depend on the extent and severity of injury, and can range from mild weakness and numbness of the arm to a completely paralyzed arm with no feeling.

Surgery for nerve repair or nerve transfer may be indicated if there is no initial improvement. It is important to see a nerve specialist immediately because the timing of surgery is crucial in these cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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