POST-TRAUMATIC DAMAGE OF BRACHIAL PLEXUS: CLINICAL CASE STUDY
The article presents a clinical case of a posttraumatic injury of branchial plexus. As a result of head-on car collision the driver suffered an injury of left brachial plexus and its branches, multiple rib fractures, a broken left collarbone. Formation of posttraumatic edema ultimately led to interruption of venous and lymphatic drainage from the left axillary basin. A posttraumatic keloid and unremoved bone pieces aggravated the manifestations of edema, which persisted 6 months. This strongly challenged the rehabilitation aimed to restore nerve conduction.