A brachial plexus injury can be quite damaging and can have an impact on one’s quality of life. Dr. Arun Jeedi offers brachial plexus repair at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli to improve the function of the affected arm. Book an appointment today!
The brachial plexus is a nerve network that conveys signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm, and hand. When these nerves are stretched, compressed, or torn away from the spinal cord, it is called brachial plexus injury. A brachial plexus injury can result in partial or complete loss of function in the affected arm.
Some causes of brachial plexus injuries are:
Minor brachial plexus injuries (known as stingers or burners) usually exhibit the following symptoms:
These symptoms usually last only a few minutes, but in some cases, they may linger for days.
The symptoms of more severe brachial plexus injuries include:
Brachial plexus injury repair is a form of reconstructive surgery that is used to treat brachial plexus injuries. The objective of this surgery is to fix the damaged nerves and restore function to the arm.
Someone who has suffered a brachial plexus injury and hasn’t healed on its own is the ideal candidate for brachial plexus repair. This reconstructive surgery is generally suggested for individuals who have:
During the consultation for brachial plexus injury repair at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli, Dr. Arun Jeedi will conduct a physical examination of the affected arm. He will also evaluate your medical history and current health condition and take x-rays or other imaging tests.
During the consultation, Dr. Arun will discuss with you the most troubling symptoms or problems brought about by the injury. After the evaluation, he will determine the best treatment option for your brachial plexus injury.
Brachial plexus surgery is a treatment for the shoulder, arm, and hand that aims to improve sensation and motor function while also eliminating pain. Brachial plexus surgery is divided into several categories depending on the type, location, and extent of nerve damage.
Neurolysis is a type of brachial plexus surgery that is done to relieve pressure when the nerve is compressed but not injured or damaged. In this procedure, Dr. Arun removes scar tissue from around the compressed nerve. The pressure around the nerve is relieved as a result of this, and the symptoms of a brachial plexus injury are alleviated.
Nerve repair surgery is a type of brachial plexus surgery that focuses on repairing damaged nerves. If the nerve has been sliced or torn, Dr. Arun will sew the disconnected ends together to reconnect them. Nerve repair surgery is done using a microscope and specialized instruments.
Nerve grafting is a type of brachial plexus surgery that is used to treat brachial plexus injuries when the nerve has been completely cut or torn. In this procedure Dr. Arun will take a healthy nerve from another part of your body and use it to replace the damaged nerve. The healthy nerve will help the damaged nerve regenerate, restoring sensation and function.
Nerve transfer is a type of brachial plexus surgery where one of the healthy nerves is connected to the injured one. This creates a framework for signals between the nerves. The appropriate nerve for a nerve transfer depends on the damaged nerve as well as the site of damage.
Functional muscle transfer is usually performed when nerve grafting or nerve transfer are no longer possible. In this procedure, a nonessential muscle is taken from another area of the body and attached to the nonfunctional brachial plexus muscle. The nearby nerve is also attached to the transplanted muscle. This connection allows the transplanted muscle to function once again.
A tendon transfer is a procedure where a functional and replaceable tendon from a different body part is attached to the injured brachial plexus tendon. After the transfer, the functional tendon will tug on the formerly paralyzed tendon to restore lost movement. Like functional muscle transfer, tendon transfer is generally done if nerve grafting or nerve transfer are no longer viable options.
After brachial plexus repair, you will have to wear a sling or splint to keep the affected arm in the best possible position for healing. Physiotherapy will be required to help you recover from brachial plexus surgery. The type of physiotherapy administered, as well as how long it lasts, will all be determined based on the type of brachial plexus injury surgery you underwent.
Recovery after brachial plexus surgery encompasses more than just healing of the tissues—it also includes recovery of lost function. While tissue healing is relatively quick, function recovery may take months, depending on the extent of the injury, the type of surgery performed, and the physiotherapy regimen. Be sure to attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Arun Jeedi to monitor your healing and progress.
The cost of brachial plexus injury repair will be determined by Dr. Arun Jeedi during the OPD consultation, after evaluating the patient’s specific circumstances and discussing both advantages and possible risks of the treatment.Book Appointment
Brachial plexus injury repair surgery can help you live a better quality of life by restoring function to your arm and relieving discomfort. This can result in an increased capacity to do daily activities, improved job performance, and a greater sense of well-being.
Brachial plexus injury repair surgery carries the same risks as any other surgical procedure. Infection, bleeding, and blood clots are among the possible complications. During your consultation, Dr. Arun Jeedi will go over the risks and complications of brachial plexus injury repair surgery. Dr. Arun has many years of experience in reconstructive surgery, and if these hazards arise he will handle them quickly and efficiently.
If you have any queries about brachial plexus injury repair or any other procedure, we invite you for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Arun Jeedi at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, where he will thoroughly answer all of your questions.Book Appointment
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