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What is the prognosis for brachial plexus injuries?

The site and type of brachial plexus injury determines the prognosis. For avulsion and rupture injuries, there is no potential for recovery unless surgical reconnection is made in time. The potential for recovery varies for neuroma and neuropraxia injuries. Most individuals with neuropraxia injuries recover spontaneously with a 90-100% return of function.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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