Surgery For Brachial Plexus Injury: Diagnosis

These patients are routinely checked by X-rays of the cervical spine, shoulder, humerus and chest. An increased incidence of skeletal injury is observed in blunt trauma with concomitant stretch injury of the brachial plexus. Fracture of transverse process of cervical vertebra indicates injury close to the cord level and may be associated with root injury. Fracture of first rib and clavicle may be associated with brachial plexus and subclavian vessel injury. Read more…