The brachial plexus injury from my first rib is the left. Would surgery be more complicated? Been there for two years with nerve involvement.

Recovery? It depends on the amount of recovery that you have achieved over the last 2 years. Also, is there existent compression from the 1st rib?
Not more complicated. Left side should not be more complicated. Exact location of nerve injury important.

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