Brachial Plexus News and Research

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The brachial plexus refers to a network of nerves that start out in the neck and move through the upper limbs. This covers the shoulders, arms, elbows, forearms, wrist as well as the hand. All five of the nerves originate in the spinal cord. These nerves are responsible for the sensations and motor movements of the upper extremity. In medical terms, the brachial plexus is the somatic nerve plexus between the ventral rami of the lower four cervical and first thoracic nerve.
Unexpected neurologic complication identified in severe COVID-19

Unexpected neurologic complication identified in severe COVID-19

Bortezomib drug helps re-balance disrupted muscle growth, prevent contractures

Bortezomib drug helps re-balance disrupted muscle growth, prevent contractures

Opioid drugs often overprescribed to children for pain relief, say CHOP surgeons

Opioid drugs often overprescribed to children for pain relief, say CHOP surgeons

Nerve transfer surgery restores arm movement in children with acute flaccid myelitis

Nerve transfer surgery restores arm movement in children with acute flaccid myelitis

Researchers discover anatomical variations in neck musculature linked to nTOS symptoms

Researchers discover anatomical variations in neck musculature linked to nTOS symptoms

FUJIFILM SonoSite continues to improve, expand ultrasound training and education

FUJIFILM SonoSite continues to improve, expand ultrasound training and education

Bionic hand reconstruction offers hope for patients with global brachial plexopathies

Bionic hand reconstruction offers hope for patients with global brachial plexopathies

HSS researchers identify new way to quickly diagnose and treat Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

HSS researchers identify new way to quickly diagnose and treat Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

Three Austrian men undergo bionic hand reconstruction

Three Austrian men undergo bionic hand reconstruction

Valproic acid can enhance neuronal regeneration following brachial plexus root avulsion

Valproic acid can enhance neuronal regeneration following brachial plexus root avulsion

Study challenges widely held belief that long nerve grafts do poorly

Study challenges widely held belief that long nerve grafts do poorly

DBS can lead to long-term improvement in patients with neuropathic pain

DBS can lead to long-term improvement in patients with neuropathic pain

Study aims to raise awareness of nerve transfer surgery among health care providers

Study aims to raise awareness of nerve transfer surgery among health care providers

PeriGen’s patient safety campaign raises awareness about shoulder dystocia

PeriGen’s patient safety campaign raises awareness about shoulder dystocia

Diluent choice affects neuromuscular block times

Diluent choice affects neuromuscular block times

Facelift incision with no-neck-scar approach safe and effective for thyroid patients

Facelift incision with no-neck-scar approach safe and effective for thyroid patients

HSS researchers develop new tool to compare efficacy of different brachial plexus surgical treatments

HSS researchers develop new tool to compare efficacy of different brachial plexus surgical treatments

Masimo's noninvasive SpMet provides measurements comparable to invasive methemoglobin testing

Masimo's noninvasive SpMet provides measurements comparable to invasive methemoglobin testing

Investment banker with Brachial Plexus Palsy climbs all Seven Summits

Investment banker with Brachial Plexus Palsy climbs all Seven Summits

SBi introduces 10-minute new surgical technique DVD for hand surgeons

SBi introduces 10-minute new surgical technique DVD for hand surgeons