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|(bra`ke-al plecks-us) is a network of nerves that branch off of the spinal cord and travel through the armpit into the arm & hand. The brachial plexus is important as it supplies the nerves needed to move and have sensation in the shoulder, arm, and chest. Injury to the brachial plexus can result in devastating results as they affect movements and sensations of the upper limb. |
Injuries to the plexus can be caused by excessive separation of the neck and shoulder (i.e. falling off a bike and landing on the shoulder), violent stretching of an infants neck during delivery, or forceful pulling of an infant`s arm during birth.
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