Patient is a 53 y/o female with progressive pain and weakness of the left arm following a surgery
An adult brachial plexus injury is usually the result of trauma to the neck and shoulder areas and is
A common secondary brachial plexus surgery coined the “mod quad” consists of a series of procedures in
After being diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury, patients, whether they have had surgery or not, are carefully followed
Initial treatment options for patients include physical therapy where stretching and other activities begin to stimulate function.
Injury to the plexus nerves may occur with varying degrees of severity. The location of the
The term “Brachial plexus” means grouping of nerves to the arm. Brachial meaning of or related to
The goal of physical therapy in treating patients with brachial plexus injuries is to maximize functional recovery, increase physical
Upon completion of the history and physical evaluation an anatomical understanding of the level of injury is established. In
Upon initial evaluation of each patient it is important to begin the process noting
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