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Brachial Plexus
There is a ray of hope for all victims of accident (mainly road accidents) who have lost function in their upper limbs due to internal nerve damage. Surgery can help restore some function in the paralyzed upper limb when the nerves to that limb have been injured. Results depend on the severity of the injury and may vary from person to person.

Did you know that

  • Nerves can be internally damaged (or completely broken) without any visible external physical injury.
  • Nerve injuries inevitably produce paralyses of their functions
  • These functions quite often do not recover on their own.
  • Physiotherapy cannot restore damaged nerves.
  • Nerve reconstruction surgery offers the only hope of restoration of some of the lost functions in cases where spontaneous recovery does not occur.
  • Results depend upon the severity of the injury, age of the patient and the delay after the accident.
  • Results are always better when the surgery is performed at an earlier stage.

September 2016

Gave a lecture on "Management of Post-traumatic brachial plexus injuries" at Goa on 29th September 2016 for the goa orthopaedic society.

September 2016

Recognition of the contribution as a speaker of the Sun Yat-Sen Medicine forum in Guangzhou, China
Sun Yat-Sen Medicine forum summit thesis on Modern Microsurgery - Has served in this forum as a Judge in 2016 Zhu-Kai best case report on Microsurgery.

August 2016

Organised the program "Brachial Plexus Defined 2016" at Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital (26-28 August, 2016)
Live surgical workshop and clinical update.
International faculty:
Dr Alex Musetlara of Barcelona, Spain
Professor Shufeng Wang of Beijing, China
National Faculty: Dr Ashok Koul (Bengaluru), Professor Binu Thomas (Vellore), Dr R Srikant (Hyderabad), Dr Rajendra Nehete (Nashik), Dr Piyush Doshi (Vadodara), Dr Vitrag Shah (Surat).
8 cases were operated- 3 post-traumatic brachial plexus injuries for nerve reconstruction (2 flail upper limbs by Professor Wang and one partial palsy by Dr Bhatia); one wrist fusion for a previously operated flail upper limb (Professor Binu Thomas); Dr Alex Musetlara operated one case of C567 birth palsy for primary nerve reconstruction and on 3 cases of deformities in sequelae of birth palsies.
On 28th August, each of the faculty gave lectures on current practices in the management of post-traumatic global palsies and birth related brachial plexus injuries.
60 delegates from India, Egypt, Jordan and Italy attended the workshop.

June 2016

Faculty presentations at the course on cadaveric dissection and instructional course on brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery - A surgical jam session - organised by the University of Madrid, Spain on 16-18 June 2016.

June 2016

Faculty presentation at the meeting to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the C7 transfer at Ningbo, The People's Republic of China on 5th June 2016.

June 2016

Faculty presentation on "My experience with the use of the contralateral C7 transfer in the treatment of total brachial plexus injuries" at the 3rd meeting of the Asia Pacific Federation of Societies for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2-4 June 2016 at Beijing, The People's Republic of China.

May 2016

Faculty presentations on C567 brachial plexus injuries and on Infraclavicular brachial plexus injuries at the International Advanced Orthopaedic Congress at Dubai (UAE)

February 2016

Participated as Faculty at Club Narakas Meeting Barcelona, Spain

February 2016

Participated as Faculty at World Congress of Nerve Surgery in New Delhi

December 2014

Participated as Faculty at the annual meeting of the Bombay Orthopaedic Society (WIROC) and presented on ulnar nerve compression at the elbow.

November 2014

Participated as faculty at the annual meeting of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSHCON 2014) at Mangalore. Given two invited presentations on brachial plexus surgery.

October 2014

Participated as a faculty at the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for the Surgery of the Hand (APFSSH) at Kuala Lumpur in October 2014. Given four invited presentations on brachial plexus injuries and obstetrical palsies.

April 2014

Participated as faculty in a symposium on “Reconstruction of Hand Function in complete post-traumatic brachial plexus injuries” at the meeting of the European Federation of Societies for Microsurgery held at Barcelona in Spain on 3-5 April 2014. The topic was discussed with authorities from Italy (Dr Piero Raimondi), France (Dr Alain Gilbert) and Luxembourg (Dr Michel Merle).

March 2014

Participated as Faculty in a program “Master Cares and Master Shares” on shoulder injuries conducted by Bombay Orthopaedic Society at TN Medical College, Mumbai.

February 2014

Presented a free paper on “Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Injuries- a series of 119 cases” at the annual conference of the Gujarat Orthopaedic Association at Ahmedabad in February 2014.

January 2014

Presented a paper on “Management of peripheral nerve injuries” at the annual conference of Vidarbha Orthopaedic Society at Nagpur in January 2014.

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