Adult Brachial Plexus
UW Health's Adult Brachial Plexus team provides comprehensive medical and surgical evaluation and treatment of adults with brachial plexus and other peripheral nerve injuries.
One of the most important benefits of UW Health's Brachial Plexus Clinic is the multidisciplinary approach used for evaluation purposes and treatment program development. This collaboration is essential to creating a step-by-step plan that first enables damaged nerves to regenerate as well as possible. Other services and solutions are then customized to each patient’s individual situation.
The brachial plexus care team includes neurosurgery, neuroradiology, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, plastic surgery, anesthesiology, occupational and physical therapy, specialty nursing and behavioral psychology. While the Brachial Plexus Clinic is focused on adults, more expansive peripheral nerve services are also offered at UW Health for infants and children.
The nerve traumas and conditions handled by the clinic include:
- Brachial plexus
- Nerve entrapments
- Brachial plexus palsy/Erb's palsy
- Parsonage Turner Syndrome
- Nerve tumors including neurofibromatosis
While surgery may be the answer for some, other treatments offered by UW Health range from biofeedback to neuromuscular retraining to hand and upper extremity therapy, all with a background of patient and family education. The emotional side of recovery is emphasized as well to maximize functionality in the real world.
Video: UW Health Helps Brachial Plexus Patient
Dylan Rollo suffered significant nerve damage following a motorcycle accident, giving him little hope of returning to work. Following delicate peripheral nerve surgery, he has responded well with positive results during his recovery. He is grateful to Drs. Amgad Hanna and Neil Salyapongse and the UW Health Brachial Plexus Clinic team. Watch Dylan's story: