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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation