Brachial Plexus Program

Our Experts Deliver Collaborative, Individualized Care

Brachial Plexus Program

Nationwide Children’s is home to one of the few programs in the country offering a truly collaborative, multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to obstetric brachial plexus injuries. Our team of experts provides comprehensive care that is individualized to each patient and family.

Brachial plexus injuries can have a lifelong impact on children and their families. We strive for each of our patients to achieve their fullest potential, while realizing they may not achieve completely normal function. We support children and their families through evaluation, therapy, and surgical and psychological interventions for all phases of growth from infant to teenager.

Because there are only a few programs across the country that treat brachial plexus injuries, many of the families we serve travel to Nationwide Children’s for care, and when necessary, leave with a follow-up care plan that can be coordinated with their local specialists.

About Brachial Plexus Injuries

Many parents are unaware of something called the brachial plexus and how important it is to their baby’s life.

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that begins at the spinal cord and controls the arm, shoulder and hand function. Injury to these nerves during birth or later trauma can leave the arm without feeling or movement.

These injuries can range from mild to severe, and sometimes surgery is necessary to improve an arm’s function.

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, our Hand, Microsurgery, and Brachial Plexus Program is staffed by a team of experts ready to evaluate, educate and provide appropriate interventions.

Referral Resources

Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Brachial Plexus Program
Services are provided on the main campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

700 Children's Drive
Suite T5E
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Local Phone: (614) 722-6299
Toll Free: 1-877-722-6220
Fax: (614) 722-4000

Urgent Consultations

For urgent consultations, contact our Physician Direct Connect Line 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Local Phone: (614) 355-0221
Toll Free: 1 (877) 355-0221
Fax: (614) 355-4444

Resources for Families

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Brachial Plexus

The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that exits the spinal cord at the level of the neck. The brachial plexus can be injured during childbirth.

Brachial Plexus Injury

The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that starts in the spinal cord at the neck and controls the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. It can be injured during birth.

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Welcome Center

The Welcome Center supports the needs of patients and families arriving from out of town or out of the country, including help with housing, travel arrangements and other support services.

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Ronald McDonald House

Located across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, families can find a place to call home while their children are being treated at the hospital.