Table of Contents
ISRN Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 314137, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/314137
Review Article

Treatment Options for Brachial Plexus Injuries

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Hospital of Levadia, 32100 Levadia, Greece
31st Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Athens University Medical School, Attikon University General Hospital, Chaidari, 12462 Athens, Greece

Received 14 November 2013; Accepted 8 January 2014; Published 14 April 2014

Academic Editors: K. Akeda and J. Dubousset

Copyright © 2014 Vasileios I. Sakellariou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The incidence of brachial plexus injuries is rapidly growing due to the increasing number of high-speed motor-vehicle accidents. These are devastating injuries leading to significant functional impairment of the patients. The purpose of this review paper is to present the available options for conservative and operative treatment and discuss the correct timing of intervention. Reported outcomes of current management and future prospects are also analysed.