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Pediatric Brachial Plexus and Nerve Clinic

The pediatric Brachial Plexus and Nerve Clinic at Children’s Hospital focuses on early intervention and treatment of injuries to this nerve network in the upper body. Our approach provides healing and recovery through therapy, with a pathway to surgery if needed.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

John C. Wellons
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4.6

John C. WellonsIII, MD, MSPH

    Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, Compression or Tumors, Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurologic Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Stroke and Cerebrovascular
Brinkley K. Sandvall
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4.9

Brinkley K. SandvallBS, MD

    Facial Paralysis, Hand Surgery, Melanoma, Pediatric Hand Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
William B. Burnette
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4.6

William B. BurnetteMD, MS

    Developmental Delay, Difficulty Walking, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurology, Weakness / Hypotonia
Morgan L. Kane

Morgan L. KaneOT

    Occupational Therapy

Why Choose Brachial Plexus and Nerve Care at Children‘s Hospital

  • Early intervention

    Our early intervention plan can help some children avoid future surgery, saving your family time and hospital costs.

  • A team approach

    Our team approach to care means your child has access to Vanderbilt’s specially trained experts in Neurosurgery, Neuromuscular Disorders, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

  • Health education

    We educate you and your family physician about the best injury management and recovery practices.

  • Adaptive care

    We find and treat ongoing challenges of brachial plexus injuries and limb development with therapy and treatments that match their age and development level.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:

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    Free muscle transfers
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    Fusions
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    Nerve grafting
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    Nerve repair
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    Nerve transfers
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    Occupational therapy
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    Osteotomies
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    Physical therapy

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