Dr Ajit Kumar is a distinguished neurosurgeon with over 25 years of experience. He is currently working at the NMC Speciality Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He obtained his early medical education from India, a D. M. in Neurology from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore in 1999. He also completed a two-year fellowship in movement disorders at the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dr Ajit Kumar has even served at the St John Medical Centre and the Wockhardt Brain and Spine Hospital in Mumbai, India.
Dr Ajit Kumar has received several awards for his contribution to medical science. These include a Melvin Yahr fellowship, the Silver Jubilee Award for the best candidate in D.M. Neurology and The General Civil Aviation Authority – Specialist Aeromedical Examiner license by the UAE Health Authority. He is also an integral part of the Neurological Society of India and Indian Academy of Neurology and has 30 publications, of which 16 are peer-reviewed, indexed, international publications.
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Brachial plexus injury is a medical emergency caused due to an injury to the brachial plexus group of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm, and hand. These nerves control and administer feelings in the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and arm. This damage is also known as brachial plexopathy. Brachial plexus injury appears when these nerves are compressed, stretched, or in the most serious case, ripped apart from the spinal cord. Some brachial plexus injuries known as stingers or burners are inconsequential and will completely recover in a few weeks. However, other brachial plexus injuries are severe enough and may cause some permanent impairment in the arm. In severe conditions, it can paralyze your arm, with a failure of function and sensation.
Brachial plexus injury results when the brachial nerves are damaged by excessive stretching, pressure, or cutting. Stretching can occur when your shoulder is forced down while your neck stretches up and away from the injured shoulder such as during a motorcycle or a car accident. In case of a serious injury, the brachial nerve may rip off the spinal cord in the neck. This type of brachial plexus injury is classified as traumatic brachial plexus injuries. It may occur because of different reasons, including:
Brachial plexopathy may also result from exposure to radiation at the time of stereotactic radiosurgery or specific procedures such as stereotactic breast biopsy.
Symptoms of the brachial plexus injury depend on the seriousness of the injury. A minor injury can often occur during any contact sport and minor trauma when the brachial plexus nerves get stretched or compressed. Minor brachial plexus injury symptoms include the following:
More serious brachial plexus injury symptoms result when nerves are torn or ruptured. Such injuries may produce the following symptoms:
In case of childbirth brachial plexus injury, symptoms can be seen right after the birth of the child. These may include:
Dr Ajit Kumar has over 25 years of experience in his field of neurosurgery.
The primary procedures that Dr Ajit specialises in are Brain surgery, Clot removal, Aneurysm Repair, Tumor Removal, Deep brain stimulation (DBS), Endovascular procedures, Carotid endarterectomy and Coil embolization.
Yes, Dr Kumar provides online consultation through MediGence.
It costs 160 USD for online consultation with Dr Kumar.
Dr Ajit Kumar is a part of Neurological Society of India and Indian Academy of Neurology.
Whenever a patient has a nervous system problem relating to the brain or nerves than a neurosurgeon may be required. They specialise in surgical procedures such as brain surgery, tumour removal and other such surgeries.
He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.
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