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The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm and hand. A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Alexander Shin, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, discusses surgery to treat these injuries.
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