22.Traumatic plexus lesion

Robert Van Dongen, Steven Cohen, Maarten Van Kleef, Nagy Mekhail, Frank Huygen

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Abstract

Pain, motor, and sensory deficits characterize patients with a traumatic lesion of the brachial plexus. Frequently, more severe injuries co-exist that require immediate surgical attention. Early rehabilitation and physical therapy are the cornerstones of treatment. Pharmacological management can be difficult. Surgical reconstruction is frequently advised when nerves are disrupted. The results, mostly from small historical reports, vary greatly. Neurostimulation may have an additional beneficial effect, especially if the pathophysiology of nociception and neuropathic pain becomes evident in these complex patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-420
Number of pages7
JournalPain Practice
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

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Nociception
Brachial Plexus
Neuralgia
Rehabilitation
Pharmacology
Pain
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Brain stimulation
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Surgery
  • Traumatic plexus lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Van Dongen, R., Cohen, S., Van Kleef, M., Mekhail, N., & Huygen, F. (2011). 22.Traumatic plexus lesion. Pain Practice, 11(4), 414-420. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1533-2500.2011.00451.x

22.Traumatic plexus lesion. / Van Dongen, Robert; Cohen, Steven; Van Kleef, Maarten; Mekhail, Nagy; Huygen, Frank.

In: Pain Practice, Vol. 11, No. 4, 07.2011, p. 414-420.

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Van Dongen, R, Cohen, S, Van Kleef, M, Mekhail, N & Huygen, F 2011, '22.Traumatic plexus lesion', Pain Practice, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 414-420. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1533-2500.2011.00451.x
Van Dongen R, Cohen S, Van Kleef M, Mekhail N, Huygen F. 22.Traumatic plexus lesion. Pain Practice. 2011 Jul;11(4):414-420. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1533-2500.2011.00451.x
Van Dongen, Robert ; Cohen, Steven ; Van Kleef, Maarten ; Mekhail, Nagy ; Huygen, Frank. / 22.Traumatic plexus lesion. In: Pain Practice. 2011 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 414-420.
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