The brachial plexus is a network of nerves running from your neck to your armpit, controlling the feeling and movement in your arms and hands. Each nerve is as fine as a strand of hair.
Brachial plexus nerve injuries can occur when:
AHN’s Center for Brachial Plexus Injuries is home to some of the country’s leading hand surgeons. We performed the region’s first nerve transfer procedure to repair severe nerve damage. A patient with no sensation in her arm was able to return to her favorite pastime of painting after undergoing this procedure.
Highlights of our program include:
Nerve damage in the brachial plexus affects the communication between the nerves and the brain. Our hand surgeons perform sophisticated procedures to re-establish the brain-nerve connection.
Your care may include:
Hand surgery is often the first step in your care journey. Additional treatments, such as physical therapy, help you prevent joint stiffness and build strength as you recover. Our team includes certified hand therapists who deliver focused care to help you achieve exceptional results. Find out more about orthopaedic physical therapy.
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