Brachial Plexus Program

Brachial Plexus Program

Our program provides comprehensive care for all patients with Brachial Plexus Palsy - adult and pediatrics.  We have a unique "one-stop shopping" approach for all patients with Brachial Plexus Palsy (BPP).

For children, the neonatal type of BPP (NBPP) is a complex condition that may have lifelong effects, and treatment of NBPP may require the expertise of specialists in Neurosurgery, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnosis, Occupational Therapy, Case Management, Research and Nursing.

For adults, traumatic injury is the most common type of BPP, and optimal treatment also requires an interdiscipilinary approach.  As our team of medical professionals collaborate in a single clinic to provide the most advanced and comprehensive care in the region, physicians and other providers will not need to make multiple referrals to each specialist.  While we prioritize each patient's medical treatment, we aim to stay at the forefront of advancing knowledge via inter-organizational research efforts - to achieve the best functional outcome for patients with BPP by discovering novel safe and effective treatments. At the first visit to the University of Michigan Brachial Plexus Program, our team will conduct a thorough evaluation and present formal recommendations for each patients specific condition and needs. We can then provide follow-up care locally, or we can assist patients in establishing coordinated care within their own communities.

If you are a patient, please find more information here.