Bilateral brachial plexus injury.


Brachial plexus injuries can occur as a result of various mechanisms such as stretching, direct and indirect trauma or following childbirth. Bilateral brachial plexus injuries are uncommon and associated with a poor functional outcome. We report a case of bilateral brachial plexus injury resulting from prolonged immobilization of the arms in hyper-abducted position resulting in compression of the brachial plexus on both sides. The injuries were treated conservatively and following 4 months of active rehabilitation in our unit, the patient still had poor arm functions and required care and support in the community on discharge.

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@article{Anwar2012BilateralBP, title={Bilateral brachial plexus injury.}, author={Fahim Anwar and Danny McLaughlin and Bhupinder S Panesar}, journal={Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP}, year={2012}, volume={22 3}, pages={176-8} }