Center for Brachial Plexus and Traumatic Nerve Injury

Our Difference

“Specialists and researchers are leading the way in diagnosis and  restorative treatment of injuries to the brachial plexus and peripheral nerve.”

First of Its Kind

Our Center is among the first of its kind to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury and treatment as well as education and research. Combining the medical expertise of specialists and researchers in the fields of orthopedics, physiatry, neurology, radiology, psychiatry, rheumatology, pain management, physical therapy and anesthesiology, the Center is leading the way in diagnosis and treatment of these devastating conditions while providing patients with the best and most up-to-the minute medical care.

Research

Our Center surgeons and scientists collaborate to develop a basic science research program as a means to better understand and modulate peripheral nerve regeneration. Researchers are focusing on new ways and techniques to treat injuries to the brachial plexus and peripheral nerve. In the Motion Analysis Laboratory, we refine novel means to measure functional recovery and measure three-dimensional extremity motion.

Registry

Our clinical registries will incorporate a universal outcomes tool for the upper extremity that is in development at Hospital for Special Surgery. Investigational research on nerve imaging could potentially augment the diagnostic potential of clinicians. The synergy of a multispecialty team will establish an efficient model for cultivating innovative ideas and concepts and bring them from bench to bedside.

Education

Our Center web pages offer detailed descriptions of conditionstreatment options and procedures to provide patients with the information they need to manage their care.

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