Dr. Firas Fahoum is a distinguished doctor with over 14 years of experience in his field of neurology. He is currently serving at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Medical Center), Tel-Aviv, Israel. He obtained his medical education from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. He then went on to specialize in MSc. in Neurobiology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Firas specializes in Epilepsy, Paroxysmal Neurological Disorders, Psychogenic Non-Epileptic seizures, EEG, Electrophysiology, Intracranial Electrophysiology, Single Neuron Recordings, Functional Neuroimaging, fMRI.
Dr. Firas has been a part of research papers in medical journals around the world. He has also been a part of over 15 Presentations in International Scientific Meetings. He has under his belt over 20 Scientific Publications as well. Recently he also did a Research fellowship in Epilepsy, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
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. Firas has over 14 years of experience.
Dr. Firas specializes in Epilepsy, Paroxysmal Neurological Disorders, Psychogenic Non-Epileptic seizures, EEG, Electrophysiology, Intracranial Electrophysiology, Single Neuron Recordings, Functional Neuroimaging, and fMRI.
Yes, Dr. Firas Fahoum provides online consultation through MediGence.
Dr. Firas is a part of the Israeli Medical Association, Israeli League against Epilepsy, American Epilepsy Society, and Israeli Neurological Association.
Whenever a patient is suffering from any nervous or brain disorder, then a neurologist needs to be visited to get properly diagnosed and treated. Neurologists are also certified to treat other nerve-related conditions as well.
He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with medigence and writing down your inquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.
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