One of the most important points to consider in a brachial plexus injury is if a patient has an arm with a muscle group that is completely paralyzed, he should be referred for treatment as soon as possible. The biggest mistake that's made in the treatment of these injuries is to wait up to a year hoping for spontaneous recovery when it doesn't come. Unfortunately, the earlier we treat these injuries surgically, the better the patients do and the longer we wait, the more poorly our operations work. It's our priority that all patients get to medical attention to a brachial plexus specialist within three months of the onset of the weakness or paralysis.
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