BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURIES


aka "Stingers", "Burners"

Most common in football; Also in wrstling, gymnastics, and hockey

Three main mechanisms of injury:
Typical symptoms:
Prevention:
Management:
Note: Can get same symptoms from cervical nerve root impingement; More common in older (college-age and above) athletes

(Sources include Core Content Review of Family Medicine, 2012)