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Brachial Plexus Root Avulsion Injury

The image below shows a Brachial plexus root avulsion injury.

Brachial plexus root avulsion injuries, seen in the above image, can be devastating. They usually result from high-speed accidents. Nerve transfer provides hope for the successful treatment of this difficult set of injuries. In neurotization (nerve transfer), a healthy but less valuable nerve or its proximal stump is transferred in order to reinnervate a more important sensory or motor territory that has lost its innervation through irreparable damage to its nerve.


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