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Brachial Plexus Center Research

Brachial Plexus Research

Our current and on-going research includes:

  • Basic science research in the lab focusing on the impact of these injuries on the growth and development of muscles, with investigation of medications to preserve muscle tissue and prevent contractures.
  • Clinical research with focus on surgical outcomes, quality of life measures, compensatory patterns, diaphragm paralysis, shoulder dislocation, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
  • Multi-center studies focusing on outcomes, body structure and functions, and quality of life measures of patients growing up with Brachial Plexus Birth Injury.
  • Outcomes for Patients with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Prospective Cross C7 Surgery in the Brachial Plexus Population
  • Muscle Contracture Pathophysiology in Children with Cerebral Palsy and Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Outcomes of Infantile Shoulder Dislocation following Brachial Plexus Birth Injury
  • Lived Experience of Adults with a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury
  • Evaluation of Patient and Family Treatment Goals for Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Injury: A Mixed Methods Study
  • Growing Up with Brachial Plexus Birth Injury (GUPI)