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brachial plexus nerve injury in children

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Not common: Depends on the injury. Actual nerve rupture may benefit from surgical correction. Most plexus injuries will heal with time and therapy. I would mak ... Read More
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Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Brachial Plexus : There are a variety of repair procedures for the brachial plexus. Direct end to end anastomoses is optimal for return of function but results can also ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Several options: A brachial plexus repair with nerve grafting can be done. If you are already post-op or not a surgical candidate then spinal cord stimulation or peri ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Nerve damage: A brachial plexus nerve injury is a serious injury and can range just a mild stretch injury to disruption of a nerve which could mean a surgical explo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Physical therapy: Acutely, there is little to do for a closed brachial plexus stretch injury. Most neurosurgeons will watch these for recovery of sensation and/or movem ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Nerve injury: The brachial plexus is the portion of the nerves in our upper extremities after they have branched off the spinal cord. They are located around the sh ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navita Modi
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
For sometime : Your arm movement will be limited for sometime ,brachial plexus injury takes a year or two to resolve ,but you should be persistent with physical ther ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
19 years experience Neurosurgery
It varies. : Symptoms can include severe pain, numbness, or weakness in the affected arm and shoulder. Make an appointment to see your physician if you're concerne ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Both. : While nerve conduction velocities can often diagnose and pinpoint a brachial plexus injury, adding an EMG will give you the best results in terms of o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Hebb
Dr. Adam Hebb answered
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Complex: Brachial plexus repair is complex. Repair earlier than 9-12 months is associated with better outcomes, if repair is possible.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Not more complicated: Left side should not be more complicated. Exact location of nerve injury important.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Get diagnosis first: Be efficient, and get answers as to why your injury did not fully heal. Not uncommon is an injury to the brachial plexus from shoulder strap, with ev ... Read More
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