• Brachial Plexus Presentations

    The Brachial Plexus Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provides information on recent presentations by team members as well as videos of Cincinnati Children’s Pediatric Grand Rounds.

  • 2015 Presentations

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    Cornwall R. Program Chair: Hand Subspecialty Day. Moderator of Nerve Session, including lecture on Brachial Plexus Injuries. Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, May, 2015.
    Cornwall R. Arthroscopic Reduction of infantile dislocations. Invited video presentation at Symposium Jouvenet: Techniques in Brachial Plexus. Institut de la Main, Paris France, April, 2015.

    Nikolaou S, Hu L, Cornwall R. ErbB’s Palsy? A Molecular Link between Afferent Innervation, Muscle Spindles, and Contractures following Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury (poster). Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Las Vegas, NV. March 28-31, 2015.

    Nikolaou S, Hu L, Cornwall R. The Role of Muscle Satellite Cells in Contracture Pathophysiology following Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury (poster). Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Las Vegas, NV. March 28-31, 2015.

    Cheng W, Cornwall R, Crouch DL, Saul KR. The Contributions of Muscle Activity Imbalance and Impaired Muscle Growth to Postural and Osseous Shoulder Deformity following Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy: A Computational Simulation Analysis (poster). Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Las Vegas, NV. March 28-31, 2015.

    Yakuboff, K. Current Trends in the Treatment of Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Khartoum, Sudan. March 2, 2015.
  • 2014 Presentations

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    Cornwall R. ErbB’s Palsy: A biological approach to contractures. Visiting professorship at L’Hopital Ste-Justine. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 2014

    Cornwall R. Afferent innervation and contractures in neonatal brachial plexus injury. Basic Science Investigators’ Workshop. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Boston, MA. September 2014.

    Cornwall R. Basic science advances in neonatal brachial plexus injury. Invited lecture at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Boston, MA. September 2014.

    Cornwall R, Little K, Schwentker A. Physician question and answer session related to treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries. Potosi, MO, September 27, 2014.

    Allgier A. Therapy question and answer session related to treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries. Potosi, MO, September 27, 2014.

    Cornwall R. A biological approach to contractures following neonatal brachial plexus injury. Invited presentation. Toronto, ON. May, 2014.
    Nikolaou S, Hu L and Cornwall R. Current perspectives of contracture pathogenesis following neonatal brachial plexus injury: From bedside to mouse. May 13-14, 2014. Detroit, MI

    Mehlman CT, Louden E, Allgier A, Michaud LJ. Use Of Botulinum Toxin Type A In The Management Of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Hollywood, CA, May 2, 2014.

    Eismann E, Laor T, Cornwall R. Three dimensional magnetic resonance imaging of glenohumeral dysplasia in neonatal brachial plexus palsy. Podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Hollywood, CA. April 30-May 3, 2014. 

    Nikolaou S, Hu L, Wylie C, Cornwall R. Afferent muscle denervation and contracture formation following neonatal brachial plexus injury (poster). Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. New Orleans, LA. March 15-18, 2014. 
    Cornwall R. Brachial plexus: bench to bedside: the practical state of translational medicine. Invited presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. New Orleans, LA. March 11-14, 2014. 
    Nikolaou S, Hu L, Weekley H, Wylie C, Cornwall R. Ciliary neurotrophic factor mitigates denervation-induced muscle growth impairment following neonatal brachial plexus injury. E-poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. San Francisco, CA. October 2-5, 2013. 
  • 2013 Presentations

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    Mehlman CT, Marcotte M,  Sadow EJ, Lippert WC, Louden E, Huang B,  Xiao Y, Higham KA, Higham DA, Cola KM.  Antepartum & Intrapartum Risk Factors for NBPP. XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Allgier A, Louden E, Mentroski J, Overton M, Duncan C, Melanson A,  Rinaldi R, Michaud L.  The Impact of Brachial Plexus Injuries on Families and Social Functioning in Youth.  XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Bjorkland, K, Michaud L, Schwentker A.   EMG as a predictive value for surgery.   XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Kevin Yakuboff MD, Melissa Miller MSN RN, Emily Louden MPH.  Diaphragmatic Dysfunction in Neonatal Brachial Plexus. XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Little KJ. Spinal Accessory to Supra Scapular Nerve Transfer, Anterior/Posterior Approach.  XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Little KJ, Zlotolow D, Soldado F, Cornwall R,Kozin SH.  Functional Recovery of Elbow Flexion Following Median and/or Ulnar Nerve Fascicle Transfer in Upper Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy.  XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Mendoza P, Michaud, L.  Pseudomeningoceles.  XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Cornwall R.  The biology of contractures: lessons from the elbow.  XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Cornwall R. The "Late Elbow" session (Chair).  XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Schwentker A. Cross C7 retropharyngeal (Poster).  XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Mehlman CT, Lippert WC, Louden E. Meta-Analysis of Functional Outcomes Following Secondary Shoulder Surgery in Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy (Poster).  XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Cornwall R.  The Putti sign revisited: MRI evaluation of the glenohumeral abduction deformity (Poster).  XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Little KJ. Subcoracoid Impingement with NBPP (Poster).  XVIII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Switzerland, May 23-25, 2013.

    Eismann E, Bauer A, Kozin S, Louden E, Cornwall R. Parent reports of function following neonatal brachial plexus palsy are influenced by medical malpractice litigation. Podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 3, 2013.

    Nikolaou S, Hu L, Weekley H, Wylie C, Cornwall R. Ciliary neurotrophic factor mitigates denervation-induced muscle growth impairment following neonatal brachial plexus injury. E-poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 3, 2013.

    Mentrikoski, J., Duncan, C., Allgier, A., Melanson, A., Louden, E., Michaud, L., & Rinaldi, R.  Poster: Factors Related to the Self-Concept and Social Difficulties of Youth with Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries. New Orleans, LA. April 11-13, 2013.
    Eismann EA, Bauer A, Kozin SH, Louden E, Cornwall R. Medical malpractice litigation and parent reports of patient function following neonatal brachial plexus palsy. Podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Hand Society Group. Sacramento, CA. February 7-9, 2013.
    Nikolaou S, Hu L, Weekley H, Wylie C, Cornwall R. Rational target selection for therapeutic intervention for joint contractures following neonatal brachial plexus injury. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. San Antonio, TX. January 26-29, 2013.
    Schwentker A. Retropharyngeal Cross-neck C7 Transfer:  A New Treatment Strategy For Severe Total Birth-Related Brachial Plexus Palsy. American Society for Peripheral Nerve, Naples, FL, Jan 12, 2013.

    2013 American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS)

    Little, KJ. Subcoracoid Impingement is a Variant of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Found in Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy.  American Association for Hand Surgery, Naples FL, Jan 9-12, 2013.

  • 2012 Presentations

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    Nikolaou S, Hu L, Weekley H, Tuttle L, Lieber R and Cornwall R.  Does muscle fibrosis contribute to contracture formation following neonatal brachial plexus injury? [E-Poster]. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL, USA. September 6-8 2012.

    Little KJ, Zlotolow DA, Soldado F, Cornwall R, Kozin SH.   Functional Recovery of Elbow Flexion Following Median and/or Ulnar Nerve Fascicle Transfer in Upper Trunk Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL, USA. September 5-8 2012.

    Mehlman CT,  Marcotte M,  Lippert W,  Sadow E, Louden E.  Oxytocin and Uterine Tachysystole are Risk Factors for Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy.  POSNA Annual Meeting Denver, Colorado, May 16 – 19, 2012 

    Little KJ. Elbow Flexion in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsies. Philadephia Hand Surgery Symposium, Philadelphia, PA., March 3-5 2012.

    Cornwall, R. Podium presentation: Animal models of birth brachial plexopathy. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons POSNA Specialty Day, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

    Cornwall, R. Moderator: Brachial Plexus. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons POSNA Specialty Day, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

    Mehlman CT, Marcotte M, Sadow E, Cola K., Lippert W, Louden E, Higham K, Higham D.  Antepartum and Intrapartum Risk Factors for Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy.  AAOS  San Francisco, Ca., February 10, 2012.

    Nikolaou, S; Hu, L; Weekley, H;  Wylie, C; Cornwall, R. Poster: Does Muscle Fibrosis Contribute to Contracture Formation Following Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury? Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2012.

    2012 Society for Muscle Biology, Frontiers in Myogenesis

    Nikolaou S, Hu L, Weekley H, Wylie C, Cornwall R. Poster:  Does muscle fibrosis contribute to contracture formation following neonatal brachial plexus injury? Society for Muscle Biology, Frontiers in Myogenesis, New York, NY, June 4-8, 2012.

  • 2011 Presentations

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    Elhadi, H; Yakuboff, K; Little, K.  Comparing the Functional Outcomes Following Nerve Grafting Versus Nerve Transfers in Restoration of Shoulder Function in Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy.  XVII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Lisbon, May 21, 2011.

    Gilbert, DL; Wu, S; Michaud, LJ; Lewis, A; Huddleston, D; Mehlman CT.  Motor Cortex Activation Requires Greater Stimulation Intensity After Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury.  XVII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery Club A. Narakas.  Lisbon, May 21, 2011.

    Michaud, LJ; Mehlman, CT; Lippert, WC; Foad, SL; Allgier, AJ. Botox as an Adjunct to the Treatment of Shoulder Muscle Imbalances in Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA; February 15-19, 2011.  Paper Presentation #: 628.
    Nikolaou, S; Weekley, H; Peterson, E; Wylie, C; Cornwall, R.  The effects of denervation and reinnervation on functional muscle length and elbow flexion contracture following neonatal brachial plexus injury.  57th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society.  Long Beach, CA; January 13-16, 2011.  Paper #: 0390.
    Nikolaou S, Weekley H, Peterson E, Wylie C and Cornwall R.  The effects of denervation and reinnervation on functional muscle length and elbow flexion contracture following neonatal brachial plexus injury.  [Short Talk and Poster].  2011 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada. Nominated for Best Basic Science Paper.
    Cornwall, R: Brachial plexus birth palsy: management of the infant.  International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium. Orlando, Florida, 2011.