1- Brachial plexus root injury
The difficulty of brachial plexus root injury surgery is finding the right proximal connection point, which directly affects the neural signal conduction. Usually, the injured nerve is too short to reconnect, which brings enormous difficulties to the whole treatment. Therefore, it requires the surgeon with rich experience and high skills. Correct connection can speed up the re-growth of the injured nerves. Incorrect neural connection cannot bring any improvement to patient, but also can be a barrier to patient’s recovery.
2- Successful rate of never repair
As we all know, re-growing of the injured nerve is the key step of brachial plexus injury patients’ recovery. Although many surgeons can do the nerve repair surgery by suturing the broken nerves, the success rate of is not satisfying. In other words, many injured nerves were sutured but still don’t work.
First, only correct matching & connection of nerve fibers can make them conduct neural signals again. Any small mistake or negligence may fail the surgery, and the patient may lost the opportunity to gain functional recovery.
Second, epineurium(sheath around the nerve fibers) is very thin and fragile to suture. Improper suturing may break the epineurium, or nerve fibers will puncture the epineurium and eventually lead to neuroma.
In Puhua Hospital, our two outstanding neurosurgeons excellently solved the above two difficulties, and more than 90% of the treated patients benefit from their successful treatment.
Some of the papers published by our medical team: