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The Brachial Plexus Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado specializes in caring for children with a brachial plexus injury, which involves damage to nerves that travel from the spine to the shoulder and arm. In addition to this injury, we treat infants with brachial plexus birth palsy and other types of brachial plexus conditions such as traumatic injuries that may occur later in a child’s life.
About the Brachial Plexus Center
Our Brachial Plexus Center offers a multidisciplinary care approach, meaning a team of specialists from several areas of medicine work together to treat your child’s brachial plexus injury or condition. Our services include:
Care for a brachial plexus injury takes place on Anschutz Medical Campus at our state-of-the-art multidisciplinary clinic, allowing your child to receive all their treatment in one place. Your child’s initial appointment takes approximately 30 minutes. During that time, several specialists will evaluate your child and talk with you about what your child’s individualized treatment plan might look like. By the end of your appointment, you will receive a copy of your child’s treatment plan, and our staff will work with you to schedule future appointments.
We continually evaluate your child’s needs throughout treatment based on their stage of life, growth and development. This means that the specialists who work with your child may change throughout treatment. In general, our brachial plexus care team includes:
A pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the hand and upper extremity (wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder).
A pediatric rehabilitation physician who evaluates your child's development, functional abilities and muscle tone and who works with the occupational therapist and surgeon to create a therapy and surgical plan that will preserve as much of your child’s arm function as possible.