Dr. Amitabha Chanda

MBBS, MS(General Surgery)

MCh(Neurosurgery)

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka

Bangladesh

Brachial Plexus Injury

This 19-year-old boy had a road traffic accident. He broke his right collar bone. Along with that it was noted that the pulse on right side of the limb is feeble. He was unable to move the right upper limb. He was operated. The fractured fragment of collar bone had torn the major artery (blood vessel) supplying the right hand and the brachial plexus (nerves supplying the muscles of upper limb). Clavicle was repaired by orthopedic surgeon, bypass of the injured artery was done with an artificial graft and the brachial plexus was repaired. He improved in his right upper limb function.