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Brachial Plexus Injuries: Care and Treatment

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The brachial plexus begins in the spinal cord at the cervical and upper thoracic region (from C5-T1) and is a system of nerves that relays messages to and from the central nervous system to your shoulder, arm and hand. If this web of nerves is damaged, it can have potentially severe consequences.

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The brachial plexus begins in the spinal cord at the cervical and upper thoracic region (from C5-T1) and is a system of nerves that relays messages to and from the central nervous system to your shoulder, arm and hand. It is a complex network that supplies the nerves to all the muscles in the upper limbs apart from the trapezius. If this web of nerves is damaged, it can have potentially severe consequences for the individual.

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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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Deborah Nicholson
13 Aug 2020
Easy to read. Certainly important to understand the symptoms and signs of brachial plexus injury. How treating and rehabilitation is essential and needs to be commenced as soon as possible.
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14 Aug 2020
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13 Aug 2020
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13 Aug 2020
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16 Aug 2020
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