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The brachial plexus is a network of nerves, that conducts signals from the spinal cord, which is housed in the spinal canal of the vertebral column, to the shoulder, arms and hands. Injury to this can occur as a result of shoulder trauma, tumours or iflammation. The symptoms include:
1. A limp or paralyzed arm, lack of muscle control in the arm, hand or wrist
2. Lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand.
Infants may suffer brachial plexus injuries during delivery.
HOW IS BRACHIAL PLEXUS DIAGNOSED?
The condition or injury can be diagnosed by a doctor who will conduct an X Ray and MRI or CT scans if need be so as to assess the extent of the damage.
HOW IS BRACHIAL PLEXUS TREATED?
Treatment depends on several factors including the severity of the injury, the type of injury, the length of time since the injury and other existing conditions. Surgical repair is often required for nerves in severe cases. Surgery to repair brachial plexus nerves should generally occur within six to seven months after the injury. The types of surgery are nerve transfer, nerve graft and muscle transfer. Painkillers are prescribed to control the pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tumors that may occur in the brachial plexus are schwannomas, neurofibromas and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Motorcyclists or sports people are the most prone to such injuries.