Brachial Plexus Injuries
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) is a regional centre for the treatment of brachial plexus injuries.
This page has been prepared by clinicians at this hospital to help you understand Brachial Plexus Injuries. If after reading this you have any other questions related to your injury please contact any member of the team.
COVID 19 Update; Due to current social distancing restrictions in the hospital buildings we are currently converting some follow up appointments to video consultation or review by telephone.
We are contacting those who are currently due a followup appointment and who are suitable for virtual review to arrange details of the consultation.
Video Consultation Tips:
- Most laptops will have an integrated webcam, please locate the camera and ensure that it is positioned to enable us to see you face on.
- Please ensure that the environment is as quiet as possible. Turn off the radio and television.
- It is preferable that you ask other members of your household to refrain from streaming on the internet during the consultation as this can affect the quality of your link.
- Please make sure you are seated in a well lit room.
- The Clinicians may wish to see you move your arm. it is advisable to have adequate space around you to move whilst in view of the camera.
- if possible, have a member of your household available to come and assist with passive movement of your arm if necessary.
What We Do
The Brachial Plexus Unit consists of a team of specialised doctors and clinicians who have expertise in the management of this injury.
After referral to our unit you will undertake a comprehensive assessment performed by a doctor as an inpatient on the ward or in one of our outpatient clinics. We will discuss with you your individualised treatment plan which may include surgical management (operating on you to repair your nerves) or non-operative management with physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
We will routinely review you in our Major Nerve Injury Clinic to assess how you are progressing following your injury and to assist you in optimising your recovery through advice, surgery or rehabilitation.
Please refer to the 'your condition and treatment' section for more information