|Posted:||October 3, 2016 01:57 PM|
|From:||Senator Christine M. Tartaglione|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness Week|
|In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution recognizing the week of October 16 - 22, 2016 as Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.
Brachial plexus injuries affect the network of nerves that control the muscles in each arm from the shoulder through the fingertips and may result in paralysis of the arm. While a common complication that can often be prevented during childbirth, a brachial plexus injury can be caused by traumatic accidents, as well.
As many individuals are not familiar with this injury, they fail to recognize its symptoms and the needs of those affected by it. Health issues and obstacles resulting from such an injury pose unique challenges to individuals but can be treated and greatly improved with assistance from medical specialists and therapy applications.
During this week in October, it is my hope residents’ throughout the commonwealth will gain a better understanding of brachial plexus injuries in order to improve their diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Please join me in recognizing October 16 - 22, 2016 as Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.
Introduced as SR450