Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial plexus injury is a condition that affects the nerves extending from your spine to your hand, arm and shoulder. Dr Sean Boutros, a board-certified plastic surgeon at HPCS is experienced in diagnosing and treating brachial plexus injuries. Our plastic surgery center provides treatment for children and adults suffering from this condition.

This injury is common in adults, usually resulting from motorcycle accidents and can occur even during birth in children. When the nerves get injured, functions of movement, feeling and growth of the arm can be affected because of this.

Symptoms of Brachial Plexus Injury


  • Stiffness of joint
  • Swelling of arms
  • Numbness
  • Burning sensation
  • Severe pain
  • Lack of movement
  • Lack of feeling in the arm
  • Muscle weakness
  • Paralysis of some or all of the muscles of the shoulder and upper limb

Brachial Plexus Treatment Program


Whatever be the cause, signs and symptoms, we provide the required treatment that will ensure relief from this condition. Our surgeon will perform a detailed examination and accurate diagnosis of patients, and formulate an effective brachial plexus treatment plan to rectify the conditions.

  • Non-surgical treatment
  • Surgical treatment

Sometimes, therapy is useful but in more severe injuries, surgery may be required.

Surgical Options


  • Nerve transfers
  • Nerve grafting
  • Muscle transfers

We use a combination of these techniques to treat brachial plexus nerve injury. To improve movement and strength of a paralysis patient, we may remove nerves and muscles from the leg and transplant them to the injured arm. Depending on the severity of the injury, multiple staged operations may be required. Each patient is unique. Therefore multiple modalities are utilized to diagnose the exact condition, and to provide more effective treatment.

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