The Adult Brachial Plexus Clinic at Vanderbilt treats injuries to this complex nerve system with multidisciplinary care.
If you have a brachial plexus injury, you need treatment as a whole patient. In recent years, we have improved our understanding of the brachial plexus’s function and anatomy, including its psychological impact when injured. This means better patient outcomes for you.
Our clinic combines Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Therapy and Physiatry to give the specialized care that you require. We offer the full complement of diagnostic tests available to provide you with a comprehensive experience.
Our surgical team is actively involved in research. We regularly collaborate with other national centers to offer you the latest and most innovative options.
Our team hosts a monthly clinic dedicated exclusively to patients with brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries.
Our surgical team evaluates all patients together. Multiple providers collaborate to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. We also participate in a quarterly meeting with other national centers that treat brachial plexus injuries. Through this collaboration, we discuss difficult problems, novel treatment options and leading-edge research among surgeons who treat the most brachial plexus injury patients.
The same surgeons you meet in clinic will perform your surgery. For simpler procedures, your clinic and surgical appointments may happen on the same day.
We are committed to training the next generation of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgeons. Our team of residents and fellows collaborate, research and treat these complex problems. Educational opportunities for our fellows have included a traveling fellowship to train internationally with leading experts in brachial plexus surgery. Through this fellowship we exchange ideas and research to remain on the forefront of innovation.