The brachial plexus are a series of nerves that originate in the neck and, through a series of complex branches, give rise to the nerves of the upper extremity. Injury to the brachial plexus is often the result of high energy incidents suchas motorcycle, car and watercraft accidents. The effects of these injuries can be devastating and include weakness or paralysis, numbness, pain, stiffness and contracture. I work closely with my orthopedic colleagues, occupational and physical therapists, pain management doctors and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists. My expertise involves techniques of muscle transfer, including pedicled muscle flaps and free flap muscle flaps to help restore motor function. Even modest results can provide considerable function.
Surgery for the brachial plexus is usually covered by insurance. More information about the financial arrangements for insurance covered surgery can be found on the Consultation Page.