Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program
Our program provides comprehensive care for all patients with Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Disorders - adult and pediatrics. We offer a “one-stop” consultation service for surgical and non-surgical patients including the expertise of specialists in
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Pain Management
- Hand / Plastic Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Occupational Therapy
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. At the first visit, patients participate in a multidisciplinary evaluation by the clinical team and are provided with formal recommendations including coordinated care at UMHS or in their own community. They receive innovative surgical, interventional, and rehabilitation management for the constellation of devastating symptoms caused by brachial plexus and peripheral nerve disorders.
Regarding Brachial Plexus Palsy (BPP), 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 interdisciplinary approach to preclude lifelong disability whenever possible. Regarding Peripheral Nerve Disorders, trauma, entrapment, and tumors can cause devastating consequences that our treatments seek to improve.