Surgical repair of brachial plexus injury: a multinational survey of experienced peripheral nerve surgeons.

TitleSurgical repair of brachial plexus injury: a multinational survey of experienced peripheral nerve surgeons.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBelzberg AJ, Dorsi MJ, Storm PB, Moriarity JL
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume101
Issue3
Pagination365-76
Date Published2004 Sep
Abstract

Brachial plexus injuries (BPIs) are often devastating events that lead to upper-extremity paralysis, rendering the limb a painful extraneous appendage. Fortunately, there are several nerve repair techniques that provide restoration of some function. Although there is general agreement in the medical community concerning which patients may benefit from surgical intervention, the actual repair technique for a given lesion is less clear. The authors sought to identify and better define areas of agreement and disagreement among experienced peripheral nerve surgeons as to the management of BPIs.

Alternate JournalJ. Neurosurg.