Traumatic Plexus Lesion

Robert van Dongen, Steven P. Cohen, Maarten van Kleef, Nagy Mekhail, Frank J.P.M. Huygen

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Pain, motor, and sensory deficits characterize patients with a traumatic lesion of the brachial plexus. Frequently, more severe injuries co-exist that require immediate surgical attention. Early rehabilitation and physical therapy are the cornerstones of treatment. Pharmacological management can be difficult. Surgical reconstruction is frequently advised when nerves are disrupted. The results, mostly from small historical reports, vary greatly. Neurostimulation may have an additional beneficial effect, especially if the pathophysiology of nociception and neuropathic pain becomes evident in these complex patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Interventional Pain Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationAccording to Clinical Diagnoses
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780470671306
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011


  • Brain stimulation
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Surgery
  • Traumatic plexus lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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