New Study Identifies Potential Path Forward for Brachial Plexus Injury Recovery

On average, an estimated three out of every 1,000 newborns will suffer a brachial plexus injury during birth, damaging the bundle of nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the shoulders, arms and hands. In the most traumatic cases, even with surgery and physical therapy as an infant, there is no treatment that can guarantee a full recovery.

However, a new study from the University of Notre Dame has identified a strategy that may support the regeneration of nerves affected by a brachial plexus injury. The findings show that there could be a new path forward for a full behavioral recovery.

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January 16, 2020

Health and SocietyCenter for Stem Cells and Regenerative MedicineCody SmithBiological SciencesFamily and ChildrenResearch