TYPE OF SURGERIES

Birth defects

Burns related deformities

Accidents/Trauma Injuries

Swellings on any part of the body

Nerve Disorders

Miscellaneous

Aesthetic

Orthopedic

Brachial Plexus Injury

  • Brachial Plexus Injury

Description of Disability:

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spinal cord which is housed in the spinal canal of the vertebral column (or spine), 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 in general, brachial plexus lesions can be classified as either traumatic (injury-related) or obstetric. Obstetric injuries may occur from mechanical injury involving shoulder dystocia during difficult childbirth.

Treatment:

Splinting and graduated physiotherapy are done.

Post operative care:

Routine measures of rest and immobilization for a period of six weeks is followed by graduated physiotherapy sessions.


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