A 55-year-old female asked:
Confirmed first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Nerve root C5 and C6 injured at brachial plexus near first rib. Chances of healing?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jimmy Bowen answered
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Brachial plexus : Depends on the length of time since the injury and the extent of the injury. If it involves the insulation of the nerves (myelin) recovery is 3 weeks to 3 months if no further injury. If the wires themselves (axons) are injured it depends on how bad they are injured. Can take 6-12 months if not injured past point of ability to repair.
Answered on Oct 29, 2017
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