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brachial plexus

[′brā·kē·əl ′plek·səs]
(neuroscience)
A plexus of nerves located in the neck and axilla and composed of the anterior rami of the lower four cervical and first thoracic nerves.
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The Steindler procedure is a classical reconstruction surgery to restore flexion of the elbow in upper type of brachial plexus injuries in which the origins of the wrist flexor muscle groups are transferred to the proximal direction [1].
Minimum 4-year follow-up on contralateral C7 nerve transfers for brachial plexus injuries. J Hand Surg Am 2012;37:270-6.
[2] Earlier studies have estimated that the incidence of brachial plexus injuries approaches 5% in motorcycle and snowmobile accidents and one study found an incidence of brachial plexus injuries of 26% in the 2010 Canadian football season .
Brachial plexus injuries. London: Martin Dunitz in association with the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand; 2001.
Brachial plexus injuries have been a reported directly or indirectly for the last 2800 years.
Not all brachial plexus injuries are birth-related.
To the Editor: Chronic bilateral shoulder dislocation (an unreduced dislocated shoulder beyond 3 weeks) is rare.1-3 A 35-year-old man presented with bilateral anterior dislocation of the shoulder (BADS) with bilateral brachial plexus injuries following a nightmare.
Interestingly, these brachial plexus injuries were not uncommon in children when I was a medical student 60 years ago.
Three of these episodes were brachial plexus injuries, two where the patient's arm had been abducted beyond 90 degrees while under anaesthesia and one following surgical axillary dissection.
Because brachial plexus injuries (BPI) to an infant can result from breaches of the standard of care during childbirth, plaintiff lawyers pursuing medical negligence claims in birth injury cases need to know how BPI arise.
All had global brachial plexus injuries at birth, and the clinical findings persisted at 6-month follow-up.