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Podcast: Brachial Plexus Injury and Treatment

Dr Allan Belzberg describes the brachial plexus nerve system and how to treat an injury ...

Date: 11/26/2010

Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Allan Belzberg, MD, describes the brachial plexus nerve system and how to treat an injury to the brachial plexus.

Program Notes:

0:06    Brachial plexus nerve system
0:50    We all have a wiring diagram
1:34    In babies injuries during birth
2:18    Other physicians help diagnose
3:01    Hook the nerves up to computers during surgery
3:50    Can happen from injury most often
4:38    Most injuries aren't that severe so recovery occurs
5:21    The more severe the injury the more likely surgery
6:19    Common nerve is the sural nerve for grafting
7:04    Outcomes are encouraging
8:05    Take a small bit of a nearby nerve
8:52    Looking at growth factors and stem cells
10:03  End


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