Team Approach: Management of Brachial Plexus Injuries

David M. Brogan, Daniel A. Osei, Berdale S. Colorado, Darryl B. Sneag, Anna Van Voorhis, Christopher J. Dy

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Abstract

» Traumatic brachial plexus injuries are relatively rare but potentially devastating injuries with substantial functional, psychological, and economic consequences.» Prompt referral (ideally within 6 weeks of injury) to a center with a team of experts experienced in the diagnosis and management of these injuries is helpful to achieving optimal outcomes.» Preoperative and intraoperative decision-making to diagnose and plan reconstructive procedures is complex and must take into account a number of factors, including the time from injury, concomitant injuries, preservation of cervical nerve roots, and the availability of intraplexal and extraplexal donor nerves for nerve transfer.» A team approach is essential to ensure accurate localization of the pathology before surgery and to maximize rehabilitation after surgery, necessitating close contact between the surgical team, physiatrists, radiologists, and therapists.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere21.00222
JournalJBJS reviews
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 2022

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