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Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial Plexus Injury: Introduction

Brachial Plexus Injury: The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Brachial plexus injuries are ... more about Brachial Plexus Injury.

Brachial Plexus Injury: Damage to the nerves controlling the shoulder and arm (often from childbirth). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Brachial Plexus Injury is available below.

Symptoms of Brachial Plexus Injury

Treatments for Brachial Plexus Injury

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Types of Brachial Plexus Injury

  • Neuropraxia Brachial Plexus Injury - (Stretch Brachial Plexus Injury) most common; nerve damaged but not torn.
  • Avulsion Brachial Plexus Injury - most severe; nerve torn from the spine
  • Rupture Brachial Plexus Injury - nerve torn but not at the spine
  • Neuroma Brachial Plexus Injury - nerve has partially healed with scar tissue damage.
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Causes of Brachial Plexus Injury

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Prognosis for Brachial Plexus Injury

Prognosis for Brachial Plexus Injury: Good for neuropraxia (90-100% recovery); avulsion and rupture require prompt surgery for recovery.

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The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Brachial plexus injuries are caused by damage to those nerves. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Brachial Plexus Injuries Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Brachial Plexus Injury:

Brachial Plexus Injury is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Brachial Plexus Injury, or a subtype of Brachial Plexus Injury, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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