What is traumatic brachial plexus injury?

Also known as: brachial plexus injury

The brachial plexus is a bundle/network of peripheral nerves located in the area of the neck and shoulder.  The plexus, also known as a network, begins as 5 nerves in the neck, exiting the spinal cord and contributing to branches (peripheral nerves) that extend into the shoulder, arm, forearm and hand.  These nerves transmit sensory information from and motor information to the arm and hand. An injury to the brachial plexus can cause a number of issues with the arms and hands.

 

Reviewed by: Aaron Berger, MD

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