Brachial Plexus INJURY

Brachial Plexus INJURY

What are brachial plexus injuries?

The brachial plexus is a grouping of nerves that provide motor and sensory innervation to the front legs. The nerves of the brachial plexus can become injured from a traumatic event, and injuries  can range from mild to severe. An animal with a brachial plexus injury will usually have some level of paralysis and loss of sensation of the affected front leg, and they may drag the leg or hold the leg up. Difficulty weight bearing is a common sign of brachial plexus injury. The severity of the injury will dictate how much recovery will happen. A completely lacerated nerve will not recover, but a nerve that is stretched or partially damaged may regenerate. Nerves may regenerate at a rate of 1mm per day, so recovery is typically slow.

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Duzer's Brachial Pexus Journey

With physical therapy and a custom orthotic we were able to help Duzer walk again!

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