Adult brachial plexus injuries – An appraisal on its primary management

Acharya, Ashwath M and Bhat, Anil K and Kulkarni, Mahesh and Jayakrishnan, KN (2016) Adult brachial plexus injuries – An appraisal on its primary management. Journal of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, 4 (1). pp. 21-30. ISSN 2454-9010

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Brachial Plexus injuries are catastrophic injuries affecting the earning young adult in the majority of cases. Most of the time the treatment is prolonged as it involves restoration of sensorimotor function, but also relief from pain and subsequent rehabilitation. From an era of gloom where amputation was often suggested, we now have reached a stage of hopeful return to the useful function. With the recent developments in anatomy, pathophysiology, investigations and treatment with microsurgical techniques much can be offered for our patients today. We present an appraisal of the current scenario in the primary management of this difficult clinical problem.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brachial plexus; electrodiagnostic tests; nerve transfers; nerve grafting.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2017 03:57
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 03:57

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