Spine Brachial Plexus Surgery
Spine Brachial Plexus Surgery
Dr. Chirag Solanki has been trained in this field in his alma mater, NIMHANS, the premiere world-renowned Institute of National Importance in India under the stalwarts. He also got training under Professor Tipu Aziz, the pioneer in this field in Europe and one of the first few in the world, for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) from John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. There he also trained for DBS, Spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation under Dr. Alex Green, Dr. James Fitzgerald and Dr. Stana Bojanic. He returned from Oxford, UK to provide his expertise to the patients in this field and establish the first ever center in Gujarat.
What is brachial plexus surgery?
Brachial plexus surgery is a type of surgical procedure that aims to repair or reconstruct the brachial plexus, which is a network of nerves that originates from the spinal cord and controls movement and sensation in the shoulder, arm, and hand.
What are the common causes of brachial plexus injuries?
Brachial plexus injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma (such as from a car accident or sports injury), tumors, radiation therapy, and certain medical conditions (such as brachial plexopathy or neurofibromatosis).
What are the symptoms of a brachial plexus injury?
Symptoms of a brachial plexus injury can include pain, weakness, numbness, tingling, and decreased range of motion in the shoulder, arm, or hand. The severity and location of the symptoms will depend on the extent and location of the injury.
What are the goals of brachial plexus surgery?
The goals of brachial plexus surgery are to restore function and sensation to the affected area, relieve pain, and improve quality of life. This may involve repairing damaged nerves or grafting healthy nerves to replace damaged ones.
What types of brachial plexus surgery are there?
There are several types of brachial plexus surgery, including nerve repair, nerve grafting, nerve transfer, and muscle transfer. The specific type of surgery used will depend on the location and extent of the injury, as well as the patient’s overall health and individual needs.
What are the risks and potential complications of brachial plexus surgery?
Like all surgical procedures, brachial plexus surgery carries some risks, including bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. Additionally, the success of the surgery may depend on several factors, including the extent and location of the injury, the patient’s overall health, and the degree of nerve regeneration. Patients should discuss the risks and potential complications with their doctor before undergoing the procedure.
What is the recovery time after brachial plexus surgery?
The recovery time after brachial plexus surgery will depend on the type of surgery and the extent of the injury. Patients may need to undergo physical therapy or other rehabilitation to regain function and strength in the affected area. The recovery process can be slow and may take several months to a year or longer.