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Brachial Plexus Reconstruction

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves in the shoulder. This nerve bundle sends signals from the brain to the arm, spine and hand.

 

Shoulder injuries, such as stretch injuries, are the most common cause of brachial plexus damage; though cancer and radiation can also cause similar damage. As a result, a person may feel pain, numbness or experience paralysis of the arm.

 

Our Brachial Plexus team provides comprehensive medical and surgical evaluation and treatment of adults with brachial plexus and other peripheral nerve injuries. Our team includes specialists from neurosurgery, plastic surgery, neurology, rehabilitation, nursing and occupational therapy who maximize the efficiency of your evaluation and facilitate collaboration.