Brachial Plexus is a network of nerves which are connected to the spinal cord and are used to send signals to the shoulder, arm or hand. Brachial Plexus injury happens when these nerves are compressed, stretched or ripped apart from the spinal cord. Minor injuries to the brachial plexus takes place in contact sports like football and rugby and heal on their own. Severe brachial plexus injuries happen mostly in fierce road traffic accidents which leaves the patient with one arm paralyzed or with severe movement restriction.
Minor injuries to the brachial plexus would heal with some rest given to the affected arm. However in severe brachial plexus injuries permanent disability may result if timely treatment is not given. This disability could be in the form of weakness of one arm or complete paralysis of the arm.
Even if you feel a burning sensation in the region between the shoulder and collar bone you should consult a neurosurgeon. If there is weakness in one arm then you should definitely go to the neurosurgeon without any delay. Tests like X-Ray, EMG, Nerve Conduction Velocity and CT Myelography are sometimes done to diagnose the injury to the brachial plexus but MRI remains the gold standard for complete and accurate diagnosis of injury to the brachial plexus.
In cases of severe injury to the brachial plexus, surgical repair is the best solution. Surgery should ideally happen within 6 months of the injury in order to get best results. Brachial Plexus is a very time consuming surgery and therefore most of the neurosurgeons try to avoid this surgery. Dr Arun Saroha is considered as one of the topmost neurosurgeon in India for doing the Brachial Plexus Repair Surgery.
Max Hospitals at New Delhi and Gurgaon have the most advanced cutting edge technology when it comes to Brachial Plexus Surgery. The operation theatres are equipped with very high precision Operating Microscopes from Karl Storz, Germany. The technology deployed at Max Hospital in the field of Neurosurgery makes us the premier centre in the world. India offers huge advantages in terms of cost of treatment, cost of hotels, food and travel.
Brachial Plexus Surgery in India will cost in the range of USD 9000 - 12000 depending upon the extent of damage and the quantum of work that needs to be done. Our team has done more than 15000 brain and spine surgeries with success rate in excess of 98%.
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