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Published by Churchill Livingstone in New York .
Written in English


  • Brachial plexus -- Wounds and injuries,
  • Brachial Plexus -- injuries

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Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementRobert D. Leffert.
LC ClassificationsRD595 .L35 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 243 p. :
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2532636M
ISBN 100443080267
LC Control Number85013319

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Despite immense advancements, brachial plexus injuries continue to be an area where improvement is much needed. While some problems have been solved, there remain difficult situations where patients desperately need the neurosurgeon's help. This book is an attempt to put the state of the art in some of these less known areas, to provide the reader with an insight Author: Vicente Vanaclocha, Nieves Sáiz-Sapena.   Brachial plexus injuries are caused by damage to those nerves. Symptoms may include a limp or paralyzed arm; lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist; and a lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand. Brachial plexus injuries can occur as a result of shoulder trauma, tumors, or inflammation.   Brachial plexus injuries of the distal part of infraclavicular level are usually caused by high energy trauma in shoulder region. These injuries can be accompanied by rupture of the axillary artery. Figure 6. Upper brachial plexus injury occurs when the head and neck are moved away from the ipsilateral shoulder by: Several types of trauma — including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls or bullet wounds — can result in brachial plexus injuries Dr. Piyush Doshi He did his (Plastic Surgery) from Government Medical College and S.S.G Hospital, M.S. University, Baroda in

A common event in brachial plexus (BP) injury is nerve root avulsion (NRA) in which the nerve rootlets (NRts) are torn from the spinal cord (SC) [1 – 3]. Once avulsed, the NRts retract. These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Brachial Plexus Injury." Click on the image (or right click) to open the source website in a new browser window. Search Bing for all related images. A brachial plexus injury (BPI) occurs when the network of nerves intertwining from the spinal cord to the shoulder and hand (the brachial plexus) gets stretched, compressed or torn from the spinal cord. The brachial plexus controls the motion of your wrists, hands and arms and enables simple motor functions like lifting of arms, typing on your Keyboard, throwing a ball, etc. Brachial plexus injuries vary greatly in severity, depending upon the type of injury and the amount of force placed on the plexus. The same patient can injure several different nerves of the brachial plexus in varying severity. Avulsion. In this most severe brachial plexus injury, the nerve root has been torn from the spinal cord.