brachial plexus

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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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Minimum 4-year follow-up on contralateral C7 nerve transfers for brachial plexus injuries.
The levator scapulae, rhomboids, and trapezius muscles are spared in almost all cases of traumatic brachial plexus injuries.
Brachial plexus injuries in Malaysian neonates: Incidence and associated risk factors.
Brachial plexus injuries occur when the nerves of the brachial plexus -- the network of nerves that originate in the neck region and branch off to form the nerves that control movement and sensation in the upper limbs, including the shoulder, arm, forearm, and hand -- are damaged.
Shoulder contracture and osseous deformity in obstetrical brachial plexus injuries.
Brachial plexus injuries have been a reported directly or indirectly for the last 2800 years.
Cincinnati Children's Brachial Plexus Center is one of a few centers in the world that offers a team of multidisciplinary medical specialists to treat children with brachial plexus injuries.
Brachial plexus injuries demonstrate the importance of neural function for upper-limb rehabilitation.
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.