Brachial Plexus

  • Steven F. Viegas


Brachial plexus injuries may be due to stab wounds, gunshots, or traction from motor vehicle accidents or sports injuries. Associated injuries include many types of fractures and dislocations of the shoulder girdle and neck.


Nerve Root Brachial Plexus Axillary Nerve Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Brachial Plexus Injury 
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Recommended Reading

  1. Hershman, E. B. 1990. Brachial plexus injuries. Clin. Sports Med. 9:311.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  3. Robertson, W. C. Jr., P. L. Eichman, and W. G. Clancy. 1979. Upper trunk brachial plexopathy in football players. JAMA 241:1480.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven F. Viegas
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  1. 1.Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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