Brachial Plexus Surgery )
Brachial Plexus Surgery (Nerve Transplantation and Nerve Graft by using Biologic Glue instead of Stitches)
International statistics shows that three out of every two thousand newborns, might suffer from brachial plexus birth palsy caused by a damage during natural childbirth or caesarean. This could cause permanent damage including paralysis of the arm also known as Erb's palsy. This damage can emerge either at birth or with delay. In most of the cases, newborns with brachial plexus birth damage get better automatically within the first year of their life. According to studies, there is a possibility of permanent symptoms in 10 to 25 percent of newborns.
Thanks to the recent medical progress, a significant number of children with Erb's Palsy are treatable; but due to lack of specialized medical education and lack of specific medical equipment needed for the treatment of these kids, there is no definite treatment for them in the country. Timely diagnosis and treatment of this damage can highly affect the long-term recovery of patients.
To tackle this problem, Zanjireh Omid Charity Institute with the help of its skilled and specialized medical team imported a biologic glue, used for both nerve transplantation and nerve graft. This type of surgery was performed by hand surgery team of Zanjireh Omid headed by Philippe Valenti for the first time in Iran.