Electrodiagnosis of Brachial Plexopathies and Proximal Upper Extremity Neuropathies

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Abstract

This article describes the normal anatomy of the brachial plexus and its major terminal branches, as well as the major causes and clinical presentations of lesions of these structures. An approach to electrodiagnosis of brachial plexopathies and proximal upper extremity neuropathies is provided, with an emphasis on those nerve conduction studies and portions of the needle examination, which permit localization of lesions to specific trunks, cords, and terminal branches. The importance of specific sensory nerve conduction studies for differentiating plexopathies from radiculopathies and mononeuropathies is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-32
Number of pages20
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

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Electrodiagnosis
Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
Neural Conduction
Upper Extremity
Mononeuropathies
Radiculopathy
Brachial Plexus
Needles
Anatomy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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