Brachial Plexus Program
We offer a unique "one-stop shopping" approach for infants and children with Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy (NBPP). 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. As our interdisciplinary 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 the child'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 children with NBPP 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 child's 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.