Adult post traumatic Brachial plexus injury is unfortunately a rather common injury in young adults. In India the most common scenario is of a young man injured in a motorcycle accident. Exact incidence figures are not available but of the injuries presenting to us about 90% invole the above combination This article reviews peer-reviewed. Adult Brachial Plexus Injury Evaluation and Management Roongsak Limthongthang, MDa,*, Abdo Bachoura, MDb, Panupan Songcharoen, MDa, A. Lee Osterman, MDb INTRODUCTION Traumatic brachial plexus injury (BPI) is regarded as one of the most devastating injuries of the up-per extremity. Patients typically lose sensation, motor power, and may.
Mar 01, 2017 · Brachial plexus injury (BPI) is a severe peripheral nerve injury affecting upper extremities, causing functional damage and physical disability 55). The most common cause of adult BPI is a traffic accident, such as motorcycle accidents. Most patients are Author: Hye Ran Park, Gwang Soo Lee, Il Sup Kim, Jae-Chil Chang. A brachial plexus injury can occur due to stretching, pressure, or cutting of the brachial plexus nerves. When surgery is necessary, timing is important as delaying surgery may increase the risk of muscle atrophy. Complete improvement can take 1 to 2 years. because the nerves regenerate at a very slow rate (an average of of about 1 inch per month.
A brachial plexus injury (BPI), also known as brachial plexus lesion, is an injury to the brachial plexus, the network of nerves that conducts signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand.These nerves originate in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth cervical (C5–C8), and first thoracic (T1) spinal nerves, and innervate the muscles and skin of the chest, shoulder, arm and hand.Specialty: Emergency medicine. An adult brachial plexus palsy is usually the result of trauma to the neck and shoulder areas. The mechanism may be a lateral traction injury to the brachial plexus nerves in the neck causing damage to the nerves and a loss of function. Outcomes depend on severity of the brachial plexus injury and the timing of intervention.
The brachial plexus is a network of intertwined nerves that control movement and sensation in the arm and hand. A traumatic brachial plexus injury involves sudden damage to these nerves, and may cause weakness, loss of feeling, or loss of movement in the shoulder, arm, or hand.