Brachial plexus injury
Injury to the nerves in the brachial plexus area can occur as a result of trauma during birth or an accident. The brachial plexus is injured when nerves in the shoulder or neck region are stretched, torn, or ruptured. Symptoms of this injury can include the ability to use fingers but not shoulder or elbow muscles or the use of an arm but not fingers. Amniotic band syndrome can have similar symptoms.
Brachial plexus treatment
Some children will regain function rapidly and require no surgical intervention. Others will need brachial plexus nerve surgery for the best possible outcome.
Early evaluation and intervention is critical to determine the best plan of care.