Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery providing Superior Solutions for Brachial Plexus Injury

Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery providing Superior Solutions for Brachial Plexus Injury from Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery

By: Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery  05/03/2014
Keywords: Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon, Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial plexus injury, the injury to the complex set of nerves that controls the muscles of the fingers, hand, arm, and shoulder, affects one in a thousand newborns and that many adults too. Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery is providing superior solutions to help resolve the condition.

The symptoms are characteristic of brachial plexus injury are as follows

• Paralysis of some or all of the muscles of the shoulder and upper limb
• Burning, sharp pain
• Lack of sensation
• Stiffness of joint
• Swelling of arms
• Muscle weakness

The surgeons at this accredited plastic surgery center assess the prognosis for each patient individually based on the type and severity of the injury first to estimate the potential for spontaneous recovery, which depends on the type and severity of injury. The detailed and comprehensive evaluation allows the plastic surgeon to determine the exact nature of injury for proper management. In addition to history taking and clinical analysis, electrodiagnositc and imaging studies may be conducted.

If it is found that the nerve injury cannot heal on its own, the surgeon recommends a suitable surgical option based on the type of injury to restore the function and growth of the affected limb. Brachial plexus treatment for adults includes nerve repair with nerve transfers, nerve grafting, or a combination of these.

Children too may be recommended nerve grafting to help restore flexibility and motion of the arm. Once it is determined that the damaged nerves cannot heal on their own 5-12 months after the injury, primary surgeries are performed. Secondary surgeries are typically done after skeletal and muscular development has been attained.

The support staff is dedicated to ensuring a comfortable surgical experience. With effective treatment and superior follow-ups, the surgeons at this AAAASF-accredited surgical center help patients achieve the maximum possible recovery and live a more productive life.

About Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery

A reliable surgical center based in Texas, Houston Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery offers a wide range of superior aesthetic and reconstructive surgery procedures. The advanced resources and expertise utilized at the center assures quality outcome. Visit www.hpcsurgery.com for more information.

Contact Information

6400 Fannin, Suite 2290
Houston, TX 77030
Ph: 713-791-0700
Fax: 713-791-0703

Keywords: Brachial Plexus Injury, brachial plexus treatment, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery,

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