Adult Neurolysis

Patient is a 53 y/o female with progressive pain and weakness of the left arm following a surgery

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Adult Brachial Plexus Injury

An adult brachial plexus injury is usually the result of trauma to the neck and shoulder areas and is

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“Mod Quad” and Other Secondary Surgeries

Secondary Splint

A common secondary brachial plexus surgery coined the “mod quad” consists of a series of procedures in

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Natural Progression

After being diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury, patients, whether they have had surgery or not, are carefully followed

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Treatment Options

Initial Repairs

Initial treatment options for patients include physical therapy where stretching and other activities begin to stimulate function.

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Injury and Diagnosis

Axon Antomy

Injury to the plexus nerves may occur with varying degrees of severity. The location of the

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Brachial Plexus Anatomy

ANATOMY

The term “Brachial plexus” means grouping of nerves to the arm. Brachial meaning of or related to

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Treatments

The goal of physical therapy in treating patients with brachial plexus injuries is to maximize functional recovery, increase physical

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Classification

Upon completion of the history and physical evaluation an anatomical understanding of the level of injury is established. In

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Physical Therapy

Initial Assessment for Physical Therapy

Upon initial evaluation of each patient it is important to begin the process noting

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