Having your child suffer from childbirth is among the most gut-wrenching things that a mother has to deal with. There are many mothers who feel guilty about the hardships that their child has to go through. Birth traumas like brachial plexus injuries can have long-term effects. Thankfully, the healthcare industry is now receptive to advancements in diagnostics, therapies, and overall management of such cases. In this post, we’ll look at the current diagnostic practices and advanced treatment options available for brachial plexus injuries.
Current Diagnostic Modalities
Some of the currently used diagnostic modalities for damaged brachial plexus include:
Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Neurography
In the past, most doctors would use standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to localize the injury, specifically near the damaged nerve roots. However, without a 3-D image of the nerve sheaths, it was difficult to fully visualize the extent of the injuries and the adjacent structures.
Diagnostic modalities have evolved to include diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance neurography that allows doctors and surgeons to see the structures more accurately with 3-D images. Due to this, medical professionals can now make a proper assessment of how to approach treatment.