Pediatric brachial plexus injuries are not common but can have a profound impact on how a child’s arm functions. The brachial plexus is a group of nerves located at the base of the neck that carry signals from the spinal cord to the arms, hands and back. Injuries to these nerves can occur in different ways, ranging from difficult delivery at birth to sports injuries and major traumas.
The result can be varying degrees of upper extremity and hand paralysis, loss of sensation or both, which can be permanent if left untreated. Prompt evaluation and appropriate treatment of injuries to the brachial plexus are important to complete recovery.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has a multidisciplinary team that provides a knowledgeable approach and specialized care for brachial plexus injuries. Our team includes:
We also encouraged parents and caregivers to take an active role in their child’s care. We work with parents and the child to develop the best plan of care.
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Twice a month, we also provide a brachial plexus clinic at the Judson L. Hawk, Jr. Center for Children, located at Children’s at Scottish Rite. Our staff will work with your family so that most of your child’s care can be done at home.
What to expect on your first visit
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